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  • Title: Infidelities
  • Author: Kirsty Gunn
  • ISBN: 9780571308910
  • Page: 409
  • Format: Paperback

  • This new collection of stories offers a candid peek at infidelity in all its guises These are tales of lust, deceit, resentment and regret and of the secrets and lies that can chip away at human relationships.In a series of interwoven dramas, we find mothers yearning for adventure, for the exhilaration of the open road or the anonymity of the forest fathers absent in bThis new collection of stories offers a candid peek at infidelity in all its guises These are tales of lust, deceit, resentment and regret and of the secrets and lies that can chip away at human relationships.In a series of interwoven dramas, we find mothers yearning for adventure, for the exhilaration of the open road or the anonymity of the forest fathers absent in body or mind husbands who look the other way complacency turned to spite and apathy turned to betrayal At the same time Gunn pursues the glorious rush of a snap decision, the liberty of answering that siren call of a better life elsewhere.Written with Gunn s trademark attention to nuances of behaviour, motive and even landscape, Infidelity is a temptingly beautiful work that asks What if and dares to find out.
    Kirsty Gunn
    Kirsty Gunn was born in 1960 in New Zealand and educated at Queen Margaret College and Victoria University, Wellington, and at Oxford, where she completed an M.Phil After moving to London she worked as a freelance journalist.Her fiction includes the acclaimed Rain 1994 , the story of an adolescent girl and the break up of her family, for which she won a London Arts Board Literature Award The Keepsake 1997 , the fragmented narrative of a young woman recalling painful memories and Featherstone 2002 , a story concerned with love in all its variety Her short stories have been included in many anthologies including The Junky s Christmas and Other Yuletide Stories 1994 and The Faber Book of Contemporary Stories about Childhood 1997.She is also author of This Place You Return To Is Home 1999 , a collection of short stories, and in 2001 she was awarded a Scottish Arts Council Writer s Bursary Her latest books are The Boy and the Sea 2006 , winner of the 2007 Sundial Scottish Arts Council Book of the Year Award and 44 Things 2007 , a book of personal reflections over the course of one year.Kirsty Gunn lives in Edinburgh, Scotland.


    Commentaires:

    Tilly
    There is a well-documented disparity between women writing stories dismissed as 'confessional', and men writing stories; a disparity which is often used to undermine the imaginations of female writers who are variously seen as too emotional and merely recording their own lives with a lack of artistry. The opening and closing fictions of Gunn's collection of short stories 'Infidelities' are ones which probe this disparity, featuring women trying to work out how to write out their lived experience [...]

    Lara Serodio
    2,5

    Anne Fenn
    I really enjoyed watching Kirsty Gunn at work on her short stories. I say watching because she has a method of standing outside what she writes. The title story Infidelities is a very good example of this. Some of her connected short fiction didn't add up to much for me. The best story was Foxes. About a young woman among a group of her partners friends, it is a complete, substantial, detailed, beautiful, and subtly emotional account of a moment of change. Another thing I liked was the author's [...]

    Glenn Town
    Quite uneven this book of short storiesSome superbOthers notAnd I was disappointed more were not set in NZ

    Kaye
    Very rich women with marriage problems who all sound the same. There's one about a woman with a fantasty about a Buddhist monk which is honestly beyond parody.

    Lydia
    2.5This book started out really promising, but then most of the stories started to feel the same. Obviously the stories were going to focus on similar themes (relationships, infidelity, unhappiness, regret), but it felt like these themes were being recycled with the same characters. White, middle-class women (often mothers) in unhappy marriages. It would have been more interesting to see these themes explored through different characters in different life situations. Yes, I'm sure it would have [...]

    Elaine Aldred
    The title of the book provides a clear and instant encapsulation of the content of this collection of short stories. It is indeed a detailed study of infidelity in its many different guises and examined from several viewpoints, both insider and outsider, and from observers of a variety of age groups. The nature of the infidelity in some cases is more to do with a breach of trust than the more commonly associated act of adultery.Kirsty Gunn’s skill of engaging the reader in a compelling immersi [...]

    Ignacio Peña
    This is my first encounter with Kirsty Gunn's writing, and for me it's the writing itself that really piqued my interest. Throughout the collection, her prose feels woven with an almost irregular cadence, in a way that reminds me of the constant interruptions I found in Virginia Woolf's "To The Lighthouse" (though without all the semicolons and brackets), that build the story in my head like a tapestry, like some mosaic thing building a whole. And though the running theme of the collection, that [...]

    Jane
    This collection of stories linked by a tell-tale theme plays out sumptuously. The writing is a delight. Gunn clearly loves word play and the beguiling idiosyncrasies of language. Her'Infidelities' embalm the reader in an ocean of interior dialogue guiding them to swim with and against the current. I came away feeling drenched and delighted - thirsty for more of this author's writing.

    Rachael
    Kirsty Gunn recently said that a good short story should "change your emotional temperature" and this is exactly what the stories in this collection do.

    Paul
    Picked this up after reading rave reviews, but was left rather disappointed. Collection of short stories which suffers from there being too many tales of middle class existential angst.

    Scott Morrison
    Showed some signs of promise, but all a bit samey.

    Catherine
    This writing is superb. vivid, lyrical, poetic, sublime

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