'Wives And Lovers' is a collection of three short novels.
'Requisite Kindness' - published here for the first time - tells the story of a man who must come to terms with a life of treating women badly when he goes to live with his sister and dying mother.
'Rare And Endangered Species' demonstrates how a wife and mother's suicide reverberates in the small community where she lives, and affects the lives of people who don't even know her.
Finally, 'Spirits' is about the pain that men and women can - and do- inflict upon each other.
Three very different stories that illuminate the unadorned core of love - not the showy, more celebrated sort, but what remain when lust, jealousy, and passion have been stripped away.
- Publication Date:
- 01 / 07 / 2004
- 130 x 197mm