Die sanfte Gleichgültigkeit der Welt

Peter Stamm

Publisher: S. Fischer


“Please come to Skogskyrkogården tomorrow at 2. I have a story I want to tell you.” Lena agrees to Christoph’s out-of-the-blue request, though the two have never met and he is older. In Stockholm he tells her his story, which is also somehow hers. Twenty years before, he loved a woman named Magdalena, an actress like Lena, with her looks, her personality, her past. Is it possible that she and Chris are living the same lives as Magdalena and Christoph two decades apart? Are they headed towards the same scripted separation? Or, in the fever of writing, has Christoph lost track of what is real and what is imagined?

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