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Infidelities by Kirsty Gunn


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What can one say about such a collection of stories on infidelity except read them. They cover the spectrum, divided into three sections, “Going Out”, “Staying Out” and “Never Coming Home”. Poignant and beautifully poetic, they leave you with an edge of sadness.

If you like Kirsty Gunn you might also like to read books by Alice Munro, Rose Tremain and Hilary Mantel.

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Infidelities by Kirsty Gunn

This new collection of stories offers a candid peek at infidelity in all its guises. These are tales of lust, deceit, resentment and regret - and of the secrets and lies that can chip away at human relationships. In a series of interwoven dramas, we find mothers yearning for adventure, for the exhilaration of the open road or the anonymity of the forest; fathers absent in body or mind; husbands who look the other way; complacency turned to spite and apathy turned to betrayal. At the same time Gunn pursues the glorious rush of a snap decision, the liberty of answering that siren call of a better life elsewhere. Written with Gunn's trademark attention to nuances of behaviour, motive and even landscape, Infidelity is a temptingly beautiful work that asks 'What if?' and dares to find out.

About the Author

Kirsty Gunn

Kirsty Gunn published her first novel with Faber in 1994 and since then has written five works of fiction, including short stories and a collection of fragments and meditations. She is also Professor of Writing Practice and Study at the University of Dundee, where she established and directs the writing programme. She lives in London and Scotland with her husband and two daughters.

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6th November 2014


Kirsty Gunn

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Faber & Faber Fiction an imprint of Faber & Faber


224 pages


Relationship Stories
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Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)
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