Author(s): James Salter
In ten exquisite stories, Salter portrays men and women in their most intimate moments. The title piece, in which a translator assists agonizingly in his wife's suicide even as he performs a last betrayal, has already been hailed 'a masterpiece, clearly and without question'. 'Breathtaking ...Salter's stories are masterpieces of poise and clarity ...Hugely enjoyable and endlessly stimulating' - "Metro" , 5-star review. 'He can spring revelations on you in a single phrase. It's as if the literary equivalent of the Fibonacci series governs the patterns Salter creates' - "Sunday Herald". 'There is a steady hum of eroticism beneath his narrative and in the voluptuous restraint of his style. What else can I say? I highly recommend it' - "Daily Telegraph". 'He has written three books that everyone should read before they die ..."Last Night" is a deeply gratifying reminder of what reading is for.' - "Independent".
James Salter is the author of the novels Solo Faces, Light Years, A Sport and a Pastime, The Arm of Flesh (revised as Cassada), and The Hunters; the memoirs Gods of Tin and Burning the Days; and a collection of short stories, Dusk and Other Stories, which won the 1989 PEN/Faulkner Award. He lives in Colorado and on Long Island.