All Days Are Night
Author: Peter Stamm
Translator: Michael Hofmann
Original Language: German
Published by: Granta Books, 2015
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.