From the acclaimed author of Seven Years, a coolly arresting collection of stories that charts with extraordinary precision the impulses that determine the course of ordinary lives
A follow-up to Seven Years presents an anthology of stories that employ the acclaimed Swiss author's use of direct prose, deceptively simple narratives and deep psychological insights into the existential dilemmas of contemporary life.
"Überleben auf der Insel! Vater Johann, Mutter Katharina und ihre Söhne Jack, Fritz, Ernst und Franz retten sich nach einem Schiffsbruch auf eine unbewohnte Insel. Sie erkunden das kleine Paradies. Vom Wrack geborgene Nahrungsmittel, Werkzeuge und Tiere nutzen sie [...]
The stories here possess all the qualities that have built Peter Stamm's reputation as one of the very finest European writers alive today - the undemonstrative prose, the deceptive simplicity of the storylines, and the calm, clear understanding of psychology and the [...]
Following the publication of the widely acclaimed novel Seven Years comes a trove of stories from the Swiss master Peter Stamm. They all possess the traits that have built Stamm's reputation: the directness of the prose, the deceptive surface simplicity of the narratives, [...]
Alex has spent the majority of his adult life torn between two very different women-and he can't make up his mind. Sonia, his wife and business partner, is everything a man would want. Intelligent, beautiful, charming, and ambitious, she worked tirelessly alongside him to [...]
Andreas returns to his hometown in Switzerland to escape the monotony of his life in Paris and to rekindle a romance with his first love after his doctor reveals he may have lung cancer.
Released: 2008 / Delivery time: 3-5 weeks (title will be specially ordered)
Alex has spent the majority of his adult life between two very different womenand he can't make up his mind. Sonia, his wife and business partner, is everything a man would want. Intelligent, gorgeous, charming, and ambitious, she worked tirelessly alongside him to open [...]
"Ein brillanter Erzähler." Der Spiegel. "Was das Scheitern anbelangt, das leise Scheitern im Alltag, dem kein dramatisches Leiden folgt, darin ist der 1963 geborene Schweizer Peter Stamm ein literarischer Meister. (...) Auf geradezu prekäre Weise sind die Erzählungen auch [...]
A new novel of artful understatement about mortality, estrangement, and the absurdity of life from the acclaimed author of Unformed Landscape and In Strange GardensOn a day like any other, Andreas changes his life. When a routine doctor's visit leads to an unexpected [...]