Married Love: And Other Stories (P.S.) (Paperback)

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These are contemporary stories with an unerring ear for the way children and their parents communicate and an eye for the subtle details that divide us along class lines. In the title story, a promising young violinist announces to her family that she will marry her music professor, never mind that she's never had a boyfriend and her betrothed is 45 years her senior. In a few thousand words we get the family reactions, the wedding, the children to follow, and the love that continues despite the losses. The day after I read this story, I carried it with me like a gem that I could take out of my pocket and examine at will.

— Pat


"A supremely perceptive writer of formidable skill and intelligence," (New York Times Book Review), Tessa Hadley is the author of four critically acclaimed novels, including The London Train, a New York Times Notable Book. A regular contributor to The New Yorker, Hadley returns to the short story form in this brilliant collection, her first since the celebrated Sunstroke and Other Stories. Married Love showcases beautifully her formidable talent for writing domestic fiction that rises about the genre to become literary art.

Product Details
ISBN: 9780062135643
ISBN-10: 0062135643
Publisher: Harper Perennial
Publication Date: November 20th, 2012
Pages: 203
Language: English
Series: P.S.