All Days are Night (excerpt)
Born in Scherzingen, Switzerland
in 1963, Peter Stamm has had
several life stages, as an
accountant, psychiatric intern,
journalist and author. He has
written six acclaimed novels, and
also writes for radio and theatre.
An editor of the Swiss literary
Entwürfe für Literatur
he currently lives inWinterthur.
"Everything Peter Stamm turns his hand to is highly
disturbing, acutely perceptive, and unfathomably gripping,
and [this] is no exception. In sentences that are plain and
surgical, in prose that has about it a disquieting stillness, he
dissects our fractured lives. A masterpiece of disorientation
and control,All Days Are Night
may be his best novel yet."
Translated from German by Michael Hofmann.