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Agnes by Peter Stamm


Agnes by Peter Stamm
Oct 25, 2016 | 160 Pages
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Agnes is a moody, unsettled and elusive little fable—and it’s always interesting.” —Wall Street Journal

“Starkly written novella…a haunting psychological study.” -New Yorker

“[On author Peter Stamm] Wry, spare fiction I can’t recommend highly enough.” —Tim Parks, New York Times Book Review

“Delightfully haunting.” —New York Journal of Books

“This short novel should appeal to readers enchanted by [Stamm’s] elliptical style… an extended meditation on the interrelationship between life and fiction.” —Kirkus
“A provocative and mesmerizing book.” —Publishers Weekly

“An urgent and unsettling read.” Library Journal

“Stamm is a minimalist, and this tale moves briskly and plausibly toward the dark conclusion it announces at the outset. Stamm manages to dramatize the truism that writers become caught up in the world their words create, that readers become enamored of characters in fiction, and both mourn when characters suffer, yet unhappiness makes for more gripping fiction. Agnes is Stamm’s seventh work to appear in English translation, and in Hofmann’s capable hands, it is unsettling: one feels it should be tragic, but it seems, instead, inevitable.” —Booklist

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