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This new collection of short stories from the prize-winning and best-selling author Rose Tremain includes two stories of LGBT interest.
Trapped in a London apartment, Beth remembers a transgressive love affair in 1960s Paris. The most famous writer in Russia takes his last breath in a stationmaster’s cottage, miles from Moscow. A modern-day "Juliet" is forced to choose between sexual passion and obscene riches. A father, finally free of his daughter’s demands, embarks on a long swim from his Canadian lakeside retreat. A Christmas storm brings sudden hope to the life of a middle-aged woman. And in the story, ‘The Housekeeper’, Tremain imagines an affair between Daphne du Maurier and the woman she based her famous character Mrs. Danvers upon.
Rose Tremain lays bare the soul of her characters - the admirable, the embarrassing, the unfulfilled, the sexy, and the adorable - to uncover a dazzling range of human emotions and desires.
Paperback, 240 Pages, Published Vintage 2015 (2014).
Author: Rose Tremain