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Try Your Luck! (1980) [Novella]
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Summary (From the publisher):

Try Your Luck! portrays the psychological effects of unemployment. The nameless protagonist experiences typical symptoms -- lack of focus, inability to concentrate, anxiety, and a devastating loss of self-esteem, resulting from feelings of superfluity in a society only valuing the economically active.

The nameless unemployed protagonist is marginalized by a society in which only the economically active achieve recognition. A relationship with a woman initially assuages his loneliness, but places him under increased pressure to become a provider. Lacking a sense of initiative and demoralized by fruitless visits to the Unemployment Office, he turns to prostitution to earn the cash to rejoin the mainstream of society.

Original title: Das schnelle Glück
Original languages: German


Genre: FictionGeneral Fiction

Edition #1: Try Your Luck!

Try Your Luck! (1994)
Edition Details:

Language: English

Translated by: Kathleen Thorpe
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Try Your Luck! (1994)

Format: Paperback
Place of publication: Riverside, CA
Publisher: Ariadne Press
ISBN: 0929497767
Pages: 78

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