The characters in this extraordinary debut collection fi nd themselves caught between commitment and responsibility. In one story, a wife struggles to care for her adulterous husband after a car accident. In another, a husband finds himself drawn to his wife's former lover. In language that is eloquent and precise, these stories speak to the mysteries of friendship and marriage. This startling and powerful collection is illuminated by keen insight and hope.
Hester Kaplan is the author of the novel Kinship Theory. Her work has been widely published and included in The Best American Short Stories series. She is on the faculty of the MFA Program in Creative Writing at Lesley University and received an NEA Fellowship in Creative Writing in 2008. She lives in Providence, Rhode Island.