A young woman struggles to come to terms with her friend's murder; a man and his daughter-in-law confess their sins in the most unlikely of places; a daughter returns to her hated father's house to care for him in his final days and discovers an unexpected bond; and, in a set of interlocking stories, two middle-aged friends, married to others, find themselves irresistibly sexually drawn to one another. In this sensuous, funny, and heartbreaking collection of 12 stories, the author of Away and A Blind Man Can See How Much I Love You explores the unexpected patterns that loveŚand its absenceŚweaves into our lives.
"Unforgettably good. Each of these stories is like a tiny perfect novel. Amy Bloom is one of the greats."ŚCharlotte Mendelson