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Book Information: On the Run

On the Run (2002) [Novel]
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In the 1980s the bank-robber Johann Rettenberger was the most wanted criminal in Austria. Known as Pumpgun Ronnie because of the weapon he used and the Ronald Reagan mask he wore for his robberies, he sometimes robbed two or three banks on the same day. He was also wanted for one murder, unconnected with the bank robberies. Unusually for a bank-robber, he was also a keen amateur marathon runner and had won several races. He jumped out of a window during questioning and escaped by running into the Vienna Woods. It took four days and the biggest police operation in Austrian history before he was cornered and shot himself. On the Run is not an attempt to analyse or explain, much less excuse Rettenberger, nor is it a biographical novel recreating the details of his life in chronological order. It is a novel about a man for whom running is of existential importance. He only seems to feel truly alive, truly himself, truly free when he is running.

Original title: Der Räuber
Original languages: German

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Genre: FictionCrime and MysteryCrime/Caper
FictionGeneral Fiction

Edition #1: On the Run

On the Run (2006)
Edition Details:

Language: English

Translated by: Mike Mitchell
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On the Run (2006)

Format: Paperback
Publisher: Dedalus Books
ISBN: 1903517362
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