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

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

by John Mcnally
 

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.

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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 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)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780688163587
Publisher:
HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date:
09/28/1998
Edition description:
First Quill Edition
Pages:
347
Product dimensions:
5.64(w) x 8.96(h) x 0.97(d)

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