Dusk and Other Stories
These stories chart the myriad moments and details that, taken together, shape a fate. Two New York attorneys newly flush with wealth embark on a dissolute tour of Italy. A divorced woman learns that she is about to lose the last thing of real value to her. An ambitious young screenwriter unexpectedly discovers the true meaning of art and glory. A rider, far off in the fields, is involved in an horrific accident--night is falling, and she must face her destiny alone.
Each of these stories is told with weighted calm, with a lingering mixture of precision and sudden revelation. They confirm James Salter as one of the finest writers of our time.
- Hardback | 138 pages
- 146 x 212 x 20mm | 281.23g
- 06 Jul 2010
- Random House USA Inc
Other books in this series
27 Oct 2004
24 Nov 1995
05 May 1998
27 Nov 1992
18 May 1993
31 May 1997
"Salter's prose is rare and stunning."--John Irving
"Salter inhabits the same rarified heights as Flannery O'Connor, Paul Bowles, Tennessee Williams, and John Cheever."--"Washington Post Book World
"There is scarcely a writer alive who could not learn from his passion and precision of language."--Peter Mathiessen
"Admirers of James Salter's fiction speak of it reverently, with delicacy, almost in awe, expressions of enthusiasm befitting the work."--Elizabeth Benedict
About James Salter
Philip Gourevitch is the author of We Wish to Inform You that Tomorrow We Will Be Killed with Our Families, A Cold Case, and The Ballad of Abu Ghraib. He has served as editor of The Paris Review and is a longtime staff writer for The New Yorker.