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by Kirsty Gunn

eBooks of the Month Family Drama Modern and Classic Literary Fiction Relationship Stories

LoveReading View on Infidelities

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. ~ Sarah Broadhurst

Sarah Broadhurst

Infidelities Synopsis

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.

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ISBN: 9780571308927
Publication date: 03/03/2016
Publisher: Faber & Faber Fiction an imprint of Faber & Faber
Format: Paperback

ISBN: 9780571308910
Publication date: 06/11/2014
Publisher: Faber & Faber Fiction an imprint of Faber & Faber
Format: Paperback

Book Information

ISBN: 9780571308927
Publication date: 3rd March 2016
Author: Kirsty Gunn
Publisher: Faber & Faber Fiction an imprint of Faber & Faber
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 224 pages
Genres: eBook Favourites, Family Drama, Literary Fiction, Relationship Stories, Shorter Reads,
Categories: Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945), Short stories,

About 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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