An Irish short story told from opposite points of view, "La Belle Femme" follows Moira and Alan, both middle-aged, and both married to other people, who have used their every-other-month business trips to conduct a long-term illicit affair. During one rainy summer, Moira's marriage implodes, while Alan and his wife suffer empty-nest syndrome. Unknown to the other, each decides to finally end their years' long tryst. But after all these years,neither has a clue how to end it truthfully.
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About the Author
An Irish native who now lives on Boston�s North Shore, Aine Greaney's most recent writing recognitions include a Pushcart nomination and selection as a "notable" in Best American Essays 2013. Other writing awards and shortlists include the Hennessy Award for New Irish Writing, the Fish Anthology, the Rubery International Book Award, the Frank O'Connor Award, the Irish News Short Story Award and Indie Lit 2011. Aine is the author of four books (two novels, a short story chapbook collection and a book on writing). Her fifth book What Brought You Here? (a memoir) is a work-in-progress. In addition, her personal essays and short stories have been published in consumer and literary publications such as Salon.com, The Boston Globe Magazine, Forbes, The Daily Muse, Generation Emigration, The Irish Times, Writers Digest and Books by Women. In addition to writing, she presents and teaches at various conferences, book clubs, arts organizations and schools. Her website and blog are at AineGreaney.com.
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This is a wonderful short story about a woman and man who would like to put an end to their affair. Both are married to somebody else. Whereas one marriage will end the other one will restart after their daughter went to college. Both involved persons are rehearsing how to tell the other part that their affair is over. The writing is very loveable and in some parts I had to giggle loud. The outcome is a surprise.