By Elizabeth Hay
Those twenty beautifully crafted associated tales navigate the tricky realm of friendship, charting its beginnings and ends, its intimacies and betrayals, its joys and humiliations. A mom learns anything of the character of affection from gazing her younger daughter as she falls out and in of favour with a neighbourhood woman. An elaborate tale of 2 ladies unearths a friendship held jointly through the steely bonds of passivity. an opportunity sighting in a library activates a girl to remember the 'unconsummated courtship' she was once drawn into via a male colleague. With trenchant perception, unusual honesty, and darkish humour, Elizabeth Hay probes the precarious bonds that exist among pals. the result's an emotionally uncooked and provocative selection of tales that might resonate with readers lengthy after the ultimate page.From the exchange Paperback edition.