By Pedro Lenz
Translated through Donal McLaughlin
An award-winning comedian novel approximately fact, lies, and storytelling, with an unforgettably unreliable narrator, translated from its leading edge Swiss vernacular again into the Glaswegian that was once its unique inspiration
Known purely as "the goalie," the novel's narrator is often taking the blame. He's simply been published from penitentiary, having saved quiet in the course of a drug bust at his neighborhood pub. The goalie is a sucker for an excellent tale, he lives and breathes them, is ceaselessly telling tales to himself and a person who'll hear. He returns to his place of birth broke, falling in love with Regi, a barmaid. On a visit jointly to Spain, to connect to his shady acquaintances, Regi realizes that this obsession with storytelling has its downsides, the goalie all too able to think the yarns his so-called associates spin. This novel is an enthralling, hilarious journey in the course of the goalie's anecdotes. Storytelling is his method of warding off difficulties and clash, his crowning success and tragic flaw. Regi concludes that it isn't a girl the goalie wishes, yet an viewers. Pedro Lenz harnesses his significant powers as a performer and oral storyteller during this robust and unforgettable social gathering of the rhythms and musicality of the spoken notice.
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What they don’t realize is that most of the time we just want to get them back. We want revenge. Not serious revenge, just little victories here and there. She retreated and rounded the corner outside the store then faded away. It wasn’t until two showers later that I felt like I got myself clean from the fat bitch spittle. I still shudder thinking about it. The next day, she came back. That Extra hot, double half-caf, non-fat, no-whip Mocha with soy milk lady and her stupid face. I saw her walk in and was tempted to make whatever it was wrong on purpose just to see what would happen.
I desperately needed some food and decided to get something new to wear for that night. Eventually I made it home and ran up my stoop while trying to get my mind back on Nicole. I threw my stuff down and plopped into bed. I looked at the clock for some reassurance, but only realized how long I had before dinner. Ugh. I just sat there twiddling my thumbs on the Internet by checking all my accounts. It always amazed me how many passwords I had to remember to find out if people wanted to talk to me.
She stomped through the doors wearing her power suit that was about to bust at the seams from a bunch of powerless and angry cloth. Her sunglasses never came off as she got in line in a huff because she had to wait. She spoke quickly and loudly into her Bluetooth headset talking to someone who probably cared as little about what she was saying as everyone in the store. I noticed a few other customers roll their eyes at the ridiculousness of her and how typical and contrived her performance was.
Naw Much of a Talker by Pedro Lenz