High Infidelity: Twenty-Four Great Short Stories about Adultery by Some of Our Best Contemporary Authors

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High Infidelity brings together twenty-four irresistible stories on the subject of marital betrayal by such virtuosos as John Updike, Margaret Atwood, T. Coraghessan Boyle, and Russell Banks, as well as new voices like Abby Bardi and Gregg Palmer, and even a never-before-published story by Richard Russo, author of Nobody's Fool.

This collection embraces poignance and passion, the utterly unexpected and the sadly inevitable — in short, the whole complicated, contradictory world ...

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Overview

High Infidelity brings together twenty-four irresistible stories on the subject of marital betrayal by such virtuosos as John Updike, Margaret Atwood, T. Coraghessan Boyle, and Russell Banks, as well as new voices like Abby Bardi and Gregg Palmer, and even a never-before-published story by Richard Russo, author of Nobody's Fool.

This collection embraces poignance and passion, the utterly unexpected and the sadly inevitable — in short, the whole complicated, contradictory world that unfolds when men and women break their vows.

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Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
In Ethan Canin's "The Year of Getting to Know Us," a teenager innocently discovers his father in another woman's arms. Later, he remarks, "I think the history of marriage can be written like this: `People Want Too Much.'" McNally's collection sheds painfully bright light on this desire with consistently sturdy work from 24 of today's best short-story writers. These include John Updike, Bharati Mukherjee, Robert Boswell, Russell Banks, Margaret Atwood and T. Coraghessan Boyle, as well as younger writers of formidable talent such as Sara Powers and Marly Swick. In these tales, adultery emerges from love, sorrow or neglect, regardless of gender or sexual orientation and with stunningly varied consequences. To the contributors' credit, the stories try neither to explain adultery nor to excuse it. Their cumulative effect, however, will harrow the jealous, resonate for the wandering-eyed and appeal to anyone who has ever known how it feels to betray or be betrayed. July
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780688163587
  • Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
  • Publication date: 9/28/1998
  • Edition description: First Quill Edition
  • Pages: 347
  • Product dimensions: 5.64 (w) x 8.96 (h) x 0.97 (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction
Adultery 1
The Wild 25
When Dogs Bark 44
Secret 57
Goodness 69
My Wild Life 82
Flipflops 111
A Hole in the Language 122
Ike and Nina 142
Bitter Love 154
No Pain Whatsoever 165
Buoyancy 177
Cleaning House 201
The Middleman 206
Hairball 224
Pie Dance 238
The First Snow 246
Silent Partners 259
Dick York 266
Spats 284
When Love in Autumn Blooms 294
The Year of Getting to Know Us 304
Ray Sips a Low Quitter 324
The Lovely Troubled Daughters of Our Old Crowd 339
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