Among the memorable characters in this collection are a young woman looking for subtle (and not-so-subtle) ways to escape an unsatisfying marriage; a usually innocuous single man whose friends realize there's an enormous price to pay for his companionship; and an Italian guide who turns out to be an enigma to a traveling pair of Americans. In two brief autobiographical pieces the narrator recounts time spent in childhood with her grandmother and grandfather, and in a third-"C.Y.E."-she tries to decipher the true meaning of a nickname.
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About the Author
MARY MCCARTHY (1912–1989) was a short-story writer, bestselling novelist, essayist, and critic. She was the author of The Stones of Florence and Birds of America, among other books.