Author(s): Peter Stamm
Description: Gillian seems to have it all - she is beautiful, successful, and securely married. But one night, after an argument with her husband, their car crashes on a wet road, and everything is lost. When she wakes in the hospital, she is a widow with a ruined face and no way back to the person she thought she was. It is only when she begins to piece together the painful shards of her present existence and revisit a relationship from her past that she is able to glimpse the freedom that might come with her loss. From the master of unadorned storytelling, All Days are Night is a quietly disquieting exploration of identity, inside and out.
Prizes: Long-listed for Le Prix Medicis Etranger 2014 and DSC Prize for South Asian Literature 2014.
Author Biography: PETER STAMM was born in 1963, in Scherzingen, Switzerland. He is the author of the novels Agnes, On A Day Like This, Unformed Landscape, Seven Years (Granta) and the collection We're Flying (Granta), as well as numerous short stories and radio plays. He lives in Winterthur. MICHAEL HOFMANN has translated the works of many writers, including Franz Kafka, Joseph Roth, and Hans Fallada. He teaches at the University of Florida in Gainesville.
Promotional Information: From the Man Booker International-nominated author of Seven Years and We're Flying, a powerful new novel about a perfect life that is violently shattered by tragedy, forcing a woman to return to her past in order to find a possible future