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Lisa ZeidnerAll of the stories in ''Last Night'' are superb, but the title story is the tautest and most memorable. I won't reveal its denouement, except to hint that the ''last'' in the title is a pun: the night before, and also the final night. This story about the consequences of adultery gives new meaning to the phrase ''the morning after.'' Despite its shocking plot twist, the story maintains the exacting, calm narrative voice that has distinguished all of Salter's work. His characters may be haunted by death and disappointment, but Salter never judges them, never even pretends to have them neatly pegged. He lets them stay elliptical, in shadow. As one says: ''You think you know someone, you think because you have dinner with them or play cards, but you really don't. It's always a surprise. You know nothing.''
— The New York Times