Peter Stamm, short-listed for the Man Booker International Prize, breaks new ground in this haunting novel about survival, self-reliance, and art, available for the first time in paperback.
All Days Are Night is the story of Gillian, a successful and beautiful woman. 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. Her husband is killed and her once-beautiful face is disfigured. 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.
In spare and unadorned prose, Stamm examines beauty, pain, love, and reawakening–life in its rawest form–with honesty and empathy.