Unformed Landscape: A Novel

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Other Press #ad - Here, a sensitive young woman like Kathrine finds few outlets for her desires. Kathrine makes her way to france and has the bittersweet experience of a love affair that flares and dies quickly, her starved senses rewarded by the shimmering beauty of Paris. Through a series of poignant encounters, Kathrine is led to the richer life she was meant to have and is brave enough to claim.

Unformed landscape begins in a small village on a fjord in the finnmark, on the northeastern coast of Norway, summer and winter, where the borders between Norway, where the real borders are between day and night, and Russia lie covered in snow and darkness, Sweden, Finland, and between people. Her journey begins aboard a ship headed south, taking her below the Arctic Circle for the first time in her life.

Unformed Landscape: A Novel #ad - After she makes a discovery about her husband that deeply wounds her, Kathrine cuts loose from her moorings and her confusion and sets off in search of herself. She is in her late 20s, has a son from an early marriage, and has drifted into a second loveless marriage to a man whose cold and dominating conventionality forms a bold stroke through the unformed landscape of her life.

Her story speaks eloquently about solitude, the fragility of love, lost illusions, and self-discovery. Using simple words strung together in a melodic alphabet, through a series of intimate sketches, Peter Stamm introduces us, to the heart of an unforgettable woman. Half norwegian, half sami an indigenous people, Kathrine works for the customs office inspecting the fishing boats arriving regularly in the harbor.

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To the Back of Beyond: A Novel

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Other Press #ad - Called back to the house by their son's cries, Astrid goes inside, expecting her husband to join her in a bit. Man booker prize nominee peter Stamm explores in his sixth novel what it means to be in the middle of nowhere, in mind and in body. Happily married with two children and a comfortable home in a Swiss town, Thomas and Astrid enjoy a glass of wine in their garden on a night like any other.

To the Back of Beyond: A Novel #ad - . But thomas gets up and, after a brief moment of hesitation, opens the gate and walks out. No longer bound by the ties of his everyday life--family, work--Thomas begins a winding trek across the countryside, friends, exposed as never before to the Alpine winter. At home, when he'll come back, Astrid wonders where he's gone, whether he's still alive.

Following thomas and astrid on their separate paths, To the Back of Beyond becomes ultimately a meditation on the limits of freedom and on the craving to be wanted.

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Seven Years: A Novel

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Other Press #ad - Alex soon finds himself kindling an affair with his college lover, Ivona. Seven years is a distinct, sobering, and bold novel about the impositions of happiness in the quest for love. Alex has spent the majority of his adult life between two very different women—and he can’t make up his mind. Notes: brand new from publisher! 100% satisfaction guarantee.

Torn between his highbrow marriage and his lowbrow affair, Alex is stuck within a spiraling threesome. Isbn13: 9781590513941. But when ivona becomes pregnant, life takes an unexpected turn, and Alex is puzzled more than ever by the mysteries of his heart. Peter stamm, one of switzerland’s most acclaimed writers, is at his best exploring the complexities of human relationships.

Seven Years: A Novel #ad - But when the seven-year itch sets in, their exhaustion at working long hours coupled with their failed attempts at starting a family get the best of them. The young polish woman who worked in a Catholic mission is the polar opposite of Sonia: dull, passive, taciturn, and plain. Despite having little in common with Ivona, Alex is inexplicably drawn to her while despising himself for it.

Tracking provided on most orders. Sonia, his wife and business partner, is everything a man would want.

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Agnes: A Novel

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Other Press #ad - At first, but as time passes and he grows more enamored with the narrative he has begun, he continues writing on his own, he works with Agnes to create a narrative that is most true to life, imagining a future for them after he reaches the present. Condition: New. Peter stamm's best-selling debut novel, Agnes, now available for the first time in the United States.

Other Press NY. In this unforgettable and haunting novel Stamm incisively examines the power of storytelling to influence thought and behavior, reaching a chilling conclusion. Isbn13: 9781590513941. Happy couples do not necessarily make for compelling reading, and as Agnes sees the unexpected plot he has planned for her, the line between fiction and reality begins to blur.

Agnes: A Novel #ad - Tracking provided on most orders. Write a story about me, " Agnes said to her lover, "so I know what you think of me. So he started to write the story of everything that had happened to them from the moment they met. Buy with confidence! Millions of books sold! Notes: brand new from publisher! 100% satisfaction guarantee.

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All Days Are Night: A Novel

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Other Press #ad - Peter stamm, and art, self-reliance, short-listed for the Man Booker International Prize, breaks new ground in this haunting novel about survival, available for the first time in paperback. All days are night is the story of Gillian, a successful and beautiful woman. Condition: New. Forced to confront an existence without the face she's known for, she must put her life back together and somehow turn her tragedy into a story of new beginnings.

All Days Are Night: A Novel #ad - In spare and unadorned prose, Stamm examines beauty, pain, love, and reawakening--life in its rawest form--with honesty and empathy. Married and working a dream job in television as a presenter and cultural correspondent after years of drama school, Gillian has her life entirely under control, until the night a car crash irrevocably shatters her world.

Other Press NY. Her husband is killed and her once-beautiful face is disfigured. Buy with confidence! Millions of books sold! Isbn13: 9781590513941. Tracking provided on most orders. Notes: brand new from publisher! 100% satisfaction guarantee.

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We're Flying: Stories

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Other Press #ad - Tracking provided on most orders. Notes: brand new from publisher! 100% satisfaction guarantee. Stamm does not waste a word, nor does he spare the reader’s feelings. Condition: New. Following the publication of the widely acclaimed novel Seven Years comes a trove of stories from the Swiss master Peter Stamm.

Other Press NY. They all possess the traits that have built Stamm’s reputation: the directness of the prose, the deceptive surface simplicity of the narratives, and deep psychological insight into the existential dilemmas of contemporary life. Buy with confidence! Millions of books sold! Isbn13: 9781590513941.

We're Flying: Stories #ad - These stories are a superb introduction to his work and a gift for all those who have come to regard his fiction as a precise rendering of the contemporary human psyche.

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On A Day Like This: A Novel

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Other Press #ad - Buy with confidence! Millions of books sold! Condition: New. 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 prognosis, sells his paris apartment; cuts off all social ties; quits his teaching job; and waves goodbye to his days spent idly sitting in cafes—to look for a woman he once loved, a great yearning takes hold of him—but who can tell if it is homesickness or wanderlust? Andreas leaves everything behind, half a lifetime ago.

In on a day like this, stamm’s unobtrusive observational style allows us to journey with our antihero through his crises of banality, and the realization that life is finite—that one must live it, of living in his empty world, as long as that is possible. Praise for unformed Landscape:“Sensitive and unnerving.

On A Day Like This: A Novel #ad - . Andreas’ travels lead him back to the province of his youth, and where Fabienne, where his brother still lives in their childhood home, a woman he was obsessed with in his youth, back to his hometown in Switzerland where he returns to familiar streets, visits the same lake they once swam in together.

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The Polyglot Lovers

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And Other Stories #ad - Cut to max lamas, who dreams of a polyglot lover, author, a woman who will understand him – in every tongue. Notes: brand new from publisher! 100% satisfaction guarantee. Isbn13: 9781590513941. Tracking provided on most orders. Used book in Good Condition. Buy with confidence! Millions of books sold! Condition: New.

She fights. Do you have to stare like that?’ I asked. Think about the actors in porn. They’ve got no problem showing themselves off. Think about when I broke your nose, ’I replied. Ellinor is thirty-six. She wears soft black sweatpants and a Michelin Man jacket. His search takes him to italy, where he befriends a marchesa on the brink of ruin, and where her granddaughter, brings this tale to its final, Lucrezia, shocking conclusion.

The Polyglot Lovers #ad - . She tries her hand at online dating, only to find herself stranded by a snowstorm in Stockholm and at the heart of a literary intrigue. Other Press NY.

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In Strange Gardens and Other Stories

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Other Press #ad - An uncommonly intimate work, one that will remind the reader of his or her own lived experience with a greater intensity than many of the books that are published right here at home. The new republic online isbn13: 9781590513941. Tracking provided on most orders. Other Press NY. It is to these ordinary people that Peter Stamm grants center stage in his latest collection of short stories.

Praise for unformed Landscape: "Sensitive and unnerving. They breathe the banal routine of daily life. For us, they all become exceptional. Inger, the dane, refuses her skimpy life and takes off for Italy. With the precision of a surgeon, Peter Stamm cuts to the heart of the fragile and revealing moments of everyday life.

In Strange Gardens and Other Stories #ad - They are bankers, mothers, students, or retirees. Henry, a cowherd turned stuntman, crisscrosses the country, dreaming of meeting a woman. Condition: New. Used book in Good Condition. Buy with confidence! Millions of books sold! There, where life hesitates, ready to tip over—with nothing yet played out—is where these people and their stories exist.

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In Strange Gardens and Other Stories

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Other Press #ad - Henry, a cowherd turned stuntman, crisscrosses the country, dreaming of meeting a woman. Other Press NY. They breathe the banal routine of daily life. Used book in Good Condition. Notes: brand new from publisher! 100% satisfaction guarantee. Praise for unformed Landscape: "Sensitive and unnerving. They live in new york city or somewhere in Switzerland, they work in London or Riga, they cross paths in a Fado bar in Lisbon.

In Strange Gardens and Other Stories #ad - Inger, the dane, refuses her skimpy life and takes off for Italy. Used book in Good Condition. For us, they all become exceptional. With the precision of a surgeon, Peter Stamm cuts to the heart of the fragile and revealing moments of everyday life. They are bankers, mothers, students, or retirees. It is to these ordinary people that Peter Stamm grants center stage in his latest collection of short stories.

An uncommonly intimate work, one that will remind the reader of his or her own lived experience with a greater intensity than many of the books that are published right here at home. The new republic online isbn13: 9781590513941.

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Accidents in the Home: A Novel

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Picador #ad - Isbn13: 9781590513941. Condition: New. Buy with confidence! Millions of books sold! Buy with confidence! Millions of books sold! Accidents in the Home offers a startling, intimate portrait of family life in our time. Used book in Good Condition. Why is it, that when her best friend's lover appears in her life he has the power to invert her world? Why is the desire for more never satisfied?So begins Accidents in the Home, then, a novel that exposes the emotional underbelly of a modern-day family.

Used book in Good Condition. Condition: New. In the world tessa hadley has created, half siblings, family is no longer a steady foundation but a complex web of marriages, divorces, and stepchildren that expands with every new connection and betrayal. Notes: brand new from publisher! 100% satisfaction guarantee.

She has a comfortable home in the suburbs and a devoted husband. Tracking provided on most orders. A powerful literary debut chronicling a year in the life of one thoroughly modern familyClare Verey, a twenty-nine-year-old mother of three, bakes her own bread and grinds her own spices. Other Press NY. Isbn13: 9780312421021.

Accidents in the Home: A Novel #ad - Clare's narrative is deftly intertwined with the stories of her extended family: her mother, the clever daughter of a Dostoevsky scholar whose husband leaves her for a beautiful young art student; Clare's half brother, a dreamy boy who prefers to view life through the lens of a camera; her troubled younger half sister, Marian, Toby, Tamsin, who develops an apparatus of taboos and rituals to restore order to her chaotic past.

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