Dusk and Other Stories
Dusk and Other Stories
James Salter

Introduction by Philip Gourevitch


Do you remember those rock tumblers that would turn any old pebble into a shining jewel? These stories are just like those jewels: endlessly worked until no rough edges remain, buffed to an impenetrable, bright surface in which you can almost see yourself. Excellent.—Recommended by Vanessa, City Lights Books

James Salter is an author with an impassioned following among contemporary readers, writers, and critics, and Dusk and Other Stories is among his signal achievements. First published nearly a quarter-century ago, and one of the very few short-story collections to win the PEN/Faulkner Award, this is American fiction at its most vital—each narrative a masterpiece of sustained power and seemingly effortless literary grace.

These stories chart the myriad moments and details that, taken together, shape a fate. Two New York attorneys newly flush with wealth embark on a dissolute tour of Italy. A divorced woman learns that she is about to lose the last thing of real value to her. An ambitious young screenwriter unexpectedly discovers the true meaning of art and glory. A rider, far off in the fields, is involved in an horrific accident—night is falling, and she must face her destiny alone.

Each of these stories is told with weighted calm, with a lingering mixture of precision and sudden revelation. They confirm James Salter as one of the finest writers of our time.

Title Dusk and Other Stories
Author James Salter
Introduction by Philip Gourevitch
Publisher Modern Library
Dewey Classification 813
Title First Published 10 May 2011
Format Paperback
Nb of pages 160 p.
ISBN-10 0812981138
ISBN-13 9780812981131
Publication Date 10 May 2011
Main content page count 160
Weight 16 oz.
List Price $15.00
 


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