Peter Schneider

Club of the Steadfast

Club der Unentwegten

Club of the Steadfast

For the widower Roland, an independent academic with a research fellowship at NYU, the business with women isn’t really an issue anymore. But when he meets Leyla at a memorial service in Manhattan, things suddenly look very different. Roland thinks he knows exactly what is and isn’t okay – and getting involved with a significantly younger woman like he’s about to do definitely isn’t. But she sees things differently and convinces him to throw himself into a relationship that holds an enormous potential for happiness but also leads to intractable conflict. As he commutes back and forth between his apartment in New York and his teaching commitments in Berlin, Roland has plenty of time to miss Leyla, to question his principles and to talk – and hear a lot from his friends – about love. The result is an exceedingly surprising, very instructive and extremely entertaining panorama of relationships.

Peter Schneider has captured one of the major themes of literature – the fluctuating relationships between men and women – in a love story that stands at the heart of this novel. Around it, other romantic adventures and catastrophes play out, which Roland and his friends talk about in their “Club of the Steadfast.” Fascinating stories about what men and women go through when they become involved with each other.


Novel

Kiepenheuer&Witsch

ISBN: 978-3-462-05018-9
release: 11. May 2017
288 pages, gebunden mit SU
Available

Price

Germany
19,00 €
Switzerland
0,00 sFr
Austria
19,60 €

About the Author

Peter Schneider was born in 1940 in Lübeck. He grew up in Freiburg where he started studying German, history and philosophy. In 1967/68 he became a spokesman for the German student movement of 1968. He has written short stories, novels, film scripts and news reports as well as essays and speeches. Since 1985, Peter Schneider has taught as a guest lecturer at American universities, including Stanford, Princeton and Harvard. Since 1996, he has taught at Georgetown University in Washington, D.C. as a writer in residence. His most significant works include Lenz (1973), Schon bist du ein Verfassungsfeind (1975, Enemy of the State), Der Mauerspringer, (1982, The Wall Jumper), Vati (1987, Daddy), Paarungen (1992, Couplings), Eduards Heimkehr (1999, Eduard’s Homecoming), Und wenn wir nur eine Stunde gewinnen (2001, Just One More Hour) and Skylla (2005, Scylla). He lives in Berlin.