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"An intensely moving book that transcends football" (Raphael Honigstein, Guardian)
"Deeply affecting" (Ian Hawkey Sunday Times)
"A tragic book, but a brilliant one. Reng's is one of the best sports books to have been published in years" (Westdeutsche Allgemeine Zeitung)
"This is a powerful book which transcends football." (Sport Magazine)
"Deeply affecting" (Matt Dickinson The Times)
Why does an international footballer with the World at his feet decide to take his own life?
On 10 November 2009 the German national goalkeeper, Robert Enke, stepped in front of a passing train. He was thirty two years old.
Viewed from the outside, Enke had it all. Here was a professional goalkeeper who had played for a string of Europe's top clubs including Jose Mourinho's Benfica and Louis Van Gaal's Barcelona. Enke was destined to be his country's first choice for years to come. But beneath the bright veneer of success lay a darker story.
In A Life Too Short, award-winning writer Ronald Reng pieces together the puzzle of his lost friend's life. Reng brings into sharp relief the specific demands and fears faced by those who play top-level sport. Heartfelt, but never sentimental he tells the universal tragedy of a talented man's struggles against his own demons.
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Descripción Random House UK, 2011. Hardcover. Condición: New. Never used!. Nº de ref. del artículo: P110224091654
Descripción Random House UK, 2011. Hardcover. Condición: New. Brand New!. Nº de ref. del artículo: VIB0224091654
Descripción Jonathan Cape, 2011. Hardcover. Condición: Brand New. english translation edition. 400 pages. 8.58x1.57x5.20 inches. In Stock. Nº de ref. del artículo: __0224091654
Descripción Random House UK. Hardcover. Condición: New. 0224091654 New Condition. Nº de ref. del artículo: NEW7.0051386