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On a Day Like This 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, a great yearning takes hold of him but who can tell if it is homesickness or wanderlust Andreas leaves everything behind, 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, half a lifetime ago The monotony of days has been keeping him in check now he hopes for a miracle and for a new beginning Andreas travels lead him back to the province of his youth, back to his hometown in Switzerland where he returns to familiar streets, where his brother still lives in their childhood home, and where Fabienne, a woman he was obsessed with in his youth, visits the same lake they once swam in together Andreas, still consumed with longing for his lost love and blinded by the uncertainty of his future, is tormented by the question of what might have been if things had happened differently Peter Stamm has been praised as a stylistic ascetic and his prose as distinguished by lapidary expression, telegraphic terseness, and finely tuned sensitivity Bookforum In On a Day Like This, Stamm s unobtrusive observational style allows us to journey with our antihero through his crises of banality, of living in his empty world, and the realization that life is finite that one must live it, as long as that is possiblePraise for Unformed Landscape Sensitive and unnerving 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 If Albert Camus had lived in an age when people in remote Norwegian fishing villages had e mail, he might have written a novel like this The New Yorker Unformed Landscape has a refreshing purity, a lack of delusion, a lack of hype Los Angeles Times ✬ Classic Essential Vegetables Books ✮ Author Family Circle – Ralphslaurensoutlet.co.uk estrangement ❴PDF / Epub❵ ★ The Murder Exchange Author Simon Kernick – Ralphslaurensoutlet.co.uk and the absurdity of life from the acclaimed author of Unformed Landscape and In Strange GardensOn a day like any other ❰Reading❯ ➻ The Isis Covenant (Jamie Saintclaire, Author James Douglas – Ralphslaurensoutlet.co.uk Andreas changes his life When a routine doctor s visit leads to an unexpected prognosis [PDF / Epub] ☄ The Excalibur Codex (Jamie Saintclaire, Author James Douglas – Ralphslaurensoutlet.co.uk a great yearning takes hold of him but who can tell if it is homesickness or wanderlust Andreas leaves everything behind [Reading] ➻ The Cold War By David Miller – Ralphslaurensoutlet.co.uk 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 [Read] ➲ The Soul of Leadership By Deepak Chopra – Ralphslaurensoutlet.co.uk half a lifetime ago The monotony of days has been keeping him in check now he hopes for a miracle and for a new beginning Andreas travels lead him back to the province of his youth ❮PDF / Epub❯ ★ The Night Listener Author Armistead Maupin – Ralphslaurensoutlet.co.uk back to his hometown in Switzerland where he returns to familiar streets ✾ [EPUB] ✶ Under Currents By Nora Roberts ❦ – Ralphslaurensoutlet.co.uk where his brother still lives in their childhood home ❮KINDLE❯ ❆ The Confidential Agent Author Graham Greene – Ralphslaurensoutlet.co.uk and where Fabienne [Epub] ➛ The Light In The Window ➜ June Goulding – Ralphslaurensoutlet.co.uk a woman he was obsessed with in his youth ❰EPUB❯ ✵ The Lion and the Unicorn Author Richard Aldous – Ralphslaurensoutlet.co.uk visits the same lake they once swam in together Andreas ❰EPUB❯ ✴ Three Entertainments Author Graham Greene – Ralphslaurensoutlet.co.uk still consumed with longing for his lost love and blinded by the uncertainty of his future ❰Read❯ ➪ Lissa Author Sherine Hamdy – Ralphslaurensoutlet.co.uk is tormented by the question of what might have been if things had happened differently Peter Stamm has been praised as a stylistic ascetic and his prose as distinguished by lapidary expression ❮PDF❯ ⚣ Lissa ✈ Author Sherine Hamdy – Ralphslaurensoutlet.co.uk telegraphic terseness [PDF] ✈ Red Sky At Sunrise ✍ Laurie Lee – Ralphslaurensoutlet.co.uk and finely tuned sensitivity Bookforum In On a Day Like This ★ [PDF / Epub] ☄ Taken by the Alpha By Lexi Lane ✪ – Ralphslaurensoutlet.co.uk Stamm s unobtrusive observational style allows us to journey with our antihero through his crises of banality [Read] ➪ Ghost Children By Sue Townsend – Ralphslaurensoutlet.co.uk of living in his empty world [EPUB] ✼ Crazy for Cake Pops By Molly Bakes – Ralphslaurensoutlet.co.uk and the realization that life is finite that one must live it ☂ [PDF / Epub] ☁ Horse Trade (Saddle Club, By Bonnie Bryant ✐ – Ralphslaurensoutlet.co.uk as long as that is possiblePraise for Unformed Landscape Sensitive and unnerving An uncommonly intimate work [PDF / Epub] ★ Extraordinary Circumstances Author Brian K. Burton – Ralphslaurensoutlet.co.uk 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 If Albert Camus had lived in an age when people in remote Norwegian fishing villages had e mail [BOOKS] ✰ From Madman to Crime Fighter ✺ Roslynn D. Haynes – Ralphslaurensoutlet.co.uk he might have written a novel like this The New Yorker Unformed Landscape has a refreshing purity [KINDLE] ✽ The Secret of the Stallion (Saddle Club Super Edition, By Bonnie Bryant – Ralphslaurensoutlet.co.uk a lack of delusion [PDF / Epub] ✅ Lets Weigh the Evidence Author Barry Burton – Ralphslaurensoutlet.co.uk a lack of hype Los Angeles Times


10 thoughts on “On a Day Like This

  1. says:

    This is my favourite Stamm A wry, laconic, deeply phobic and very funny account of a man s dealing with work and women.


  2. says:

    The challenge with this novel is to care The story suggests the main character, Andreas, is about forty He spent eighteen years in Paris teaching and now he wonders why His life has been empty, without purpose or affect He is handsome so he has had ample sex but no emotional ties No ties of any sort Adrift And he doesn t much care So why should we


  3. says:

    A novel about a Swiss native, Andreas, in his 40 s who teaches and lives in Paris In the first chapter his girlfriend comments on his emptiness Her observation is supported as we learnabout his life he lives in a sparse apartment, has few friends, is detached from his job, has lost contact with his brother and brother s family who are his only livin


  4. says:

    Only Connect On second thoughts, don t bother.There can be something bracing about Peter Stamm s ice cold objectivity Andreas loved the empty mornings when he would stand by the window with a cup of coffee in one hand and a cigarette in the other, and stare down at the small, tidy courtyard, and think of nothing except what was there in front of him


  5. says:

    This is just my second novel by Peter Stamm but he might become my favorite contemporary author writing in German His stories are unexceptional, the characters are average people experiencing everyday occurences But there are cracks in the surface The ordinary settled life is an illusion Behind the curtain, unrest and dissatisfaction broods On a day l


  6. says:

    At first, I was reminded of the main character in Night Train to Lisbon, whom I liked Can t give this one three stars, because I went from feeling neutral about Andreas here, to not liking him much by the end Setting and description are well done, but I guess it s a matter of lacking European sensibility rather than a translation issue I feel Not inter


  7. says:

    Well, this book was very depressing, but at the same, I did enjoy it.I appreciate the fact that Stamm set out to write a story, and, while accomplishing this, also wrote about why we turn to stories He wrote about nostalgia in an extremely focused way that I appreciated, and he was careful with his words.11 16 I had rated this 4 stars before, but I chan


  8. says:

    Everything would be much easier if you could see yourself as a victim, he thought, a victim of your childhood, of fate, of the people you had grown up among, and finally too, as victim of illness But in order to feel himself a victim, he had to believe in the possibility of another, better life Andreas believed in nothing but chance He loved the curious


  9. says:

    I m a fan of Peter Stamm s short stories especially the collection, We re Flying , and thought I d try some longer fiction This novel reads quickly and feels almost like a long short story Andreas, a teacher of German in a school outside Paris, is floating through his life when he s caught unaware by a medical diagnosis Fearful of the results, he opts to


  10. says:

    I think this author is better at writing short stories I read this book because of a collection of short stories contained in his book We re Flying I have Agnes and plan to read it, but I hope it s better than On a Day Like This ODLT seemed to ramble on and switch characters in a way that wasn t really believable Others might like it, but it wasn t my cup


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