Literary World Cup – Round 2 Group A

I don’t think I handled the 0-0 situation well last time, so I’m taking a different approach this time.

 

Mexico vs. BrazilImage

WINNER: Mexico’s goalie Guillermo Ochoa

The Goalie’s Anxiety at the Penalty Kick: A Novel

Peter Handke

Readers of The Goalie’s Anxiety at the Penalty Kick: A Novel step into Joseph Bloch slightly skewed version of perception. Bloch was at one point a goalie, but is currently employed as a construction worker. One day Bloch murders a female movie cashier before fleeing to an Austrian village. The psychological aspects of a man falling apart make Handke’s novel a mystery worth reading.

 

Croatia vs. CameroonImage

WINNER: Croatia

Every Day, Every Hour: A Novel

Natasa Dragnic

Dragnic paints a love story that starts when Luka and Dora meet on the first day of kindergarten. While life moves the two apart, a chance meeting in Paris later brings them together again. The question in their relationship away seems to be whether the pair can stay together when so many forces seem to keep them apart.

 

 

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