The Archive of Feelings

A Novel

Peter Stamm - Michael Hofmann

Given a second chance with an old love, a coolly detached archivist questions the life he could have had, and whether it’s not too late to live it.

A poignant, ingeniously constructed new novel from “one of Europe’s most exciting writers” (New York Times Book Review).

Forty years ago—almost a lifetime—he confessed his love to a classmate and close friend, Franziska. Now, living in his late mother’s house with the obsolete archive of the newspaper he once worked for, he looks back on days spent poring over files and clippings, increasingly withdrawn from the world. His occasional relationships never amounted to anything, and the memory of Franziska—who became pop singer Fabienne—continues to haunt him as she appears in the media.

When the two cross paths again, the possibility of a different life feels achingly real. But should he risk the comfort of his ordered existence for a romance that might never match what he imagined?

A subtle, mesmerizing portrait of late-blooming passion, The Archive of Feelings showcases Peter Stamm at his best.

Published: December 05, 2023
Title: The Archive of Feelings
Author: Peter Stamm - Michael Hofmann
ISBN: 9781635422764
Publisher: Other Press
Language: English
Formats: ePub


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