High Infidelity: 24 Great Short Stories about Adultery by Some of Our Best Contemporary Authors by John Mcnally, William Morrow & Company |, Hardcover | Barnes & Noble
High Infidelity: 24 Great Short Stories about Adultery by Some of Our Best Contemporary Authors

High Infidelity: 24 Great Short Stories about Adultery by Some of Our Best Contemporary Authors

by John Mcnally, William Morrow & Company
     
 
For the first time, "High Infidelity" brings together top authors, including Margaret Atwood, John Updike, Ethan Canin, and Russell Banks, as well as new voices, in a collection about a tantalizing and titillating subject that fuels our collective fascination--adultery. Daring, hilarious, moving, sexy, outrageous, haunting and horrifying, this anthology presents

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For the first time, "High Infidelity" brings together top authors, including Margaret Atwood, John Updike, Ethan Canin, and Russell Banks, as well as new voices, in a collection about a tantalizing and titillating subject that fuels our collective fascination--adultery. Daring, hilarious, moving, sexy, outrageous, haunting and horrifying, this anthology presents storytelling at its best and boldest.

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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)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780688151744
Publisher:
HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date:
07/01/1997
Edition description:
1 ED
Pages:
320
Product dimensions:
6.46(w) x 9.58(h) x 1.26(d)

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