Infidelities

Infidelities

Book - 2014
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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.
Publisher: London, Faber & Faber,, 2014.
Branch Call Number: FICTION
Characteristics: x, 209 pages ;,22 cm.

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Roberta's pick: Best known for her novel Big Music, Gunn retains the granitic edge to her writing in this group of short stories based on the theme of infidelity in all its shapes and forms. This is sensitive, cool writing. The complete antithesis of cheerful and tropical if that is any help.

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robertafsmith Jan 16, 2016

Kirsty Gunn is best known for her novel Big Music, a book which has original bagpipe music as an unlikely theme. It is very good but a long , slow read. Infidelities is a series of short stories linked by their theme of betrayal. Gunn's writing is resolutely granitic, grey and moody. It is the an... Read More »


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robertafsmith Jan 16, 2016

Kirsty Gunn is best known for her novel Big Music, a book which has original bagpipe music as an unlikely theme. It is very good but a long , slow read. Infidelities is a series of short stories linked by their theme of betrayal. Gunn's writing is resolutely granitic, grey and moody. It is the antithesis of cheerful and tropical. But it is very sensitive and very good.

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