** All Days are Night by Peter Stamm


All Days Are Night starts with a terrible accident that leaves the main female character, a successful  TV host, disfigured. In the first part of the story, the most successful for my taste, she navigates the medical system, tries to gain control over her damaged body, and attempts to gain some control over her new life. I thought that the un-sentimental, almost clinical description of her recovery was very effective.

She then reconnects with a past lover, a self-absorbed artist who narrates the rest of the story — and his inner world I found really boring…

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