Alex has spent the majority of his adult life between two very different women - and he can’t make up his mind. Sonia, his wife and business partner, is everything a man would want. Intelligent, gorgeous, charming, and ambitious, she worked tirelessly alongside him to open their architecture firm and to build a life of luxury. But when the seven-year itch sets in, their exhaustion at working long hours coupled with their failed attempts at starting a family get the best of them.
Following the publication of the widely acclaimed novel Seven Years, comes a trove of stories from the Swiss master Peter Stamm. They all possess the traits that have built Stamm's reputation: The directness of the prose, the deceptive surface simplicity of the narratives, and deep psychological insight into the existential dilemmas of contemporary life. Stamm does not waste a word, nor does he spare the listener's feelings.
Unformed Landscape begins in a small village on a fjord in the Finnmark, on the northeastern coast of Norway, where the borders between Norway, Sweden, Finland, and Russia lie covered in snow and darkness, where the real borders are between day and night, summer and winter, and between people. Here, a sensitive young woman like Kathrine finds few outlets for her desires. Half Norwegian, half Sami (an indigenous people), Kathrine works for the customs office inspecting the fishing boats arriving regularly in the harbor.
Sonja ist schön und intelligent. Sie und Alex sind Architekten, sie leben und arbeiten erfolgreich zusammen. Eine vorbildliche Ehe, er müßte glücklich sein...