The author of Monkeys and Evening focuses her observant eye and lyrical voice on the delicate emotional negotiations of young New Yorkers. As in a series of deceptively simple watercolors, these stories uncover small moments that yield larger truths--about the ways in which women and men come together and come apart again, about the disappointments and hopes of lovers who know what they want but don't always know how to keep. A deeply poignant meditation on the nature of desire and loss.
About the Author
Susan Minot is an award-winning novelist, short-story writer, poet, and screenwriter. Her first novel, "Monkeys", was published in a dozen countries and won the Prix Femina Etranger in France. Her novel "Evening" was a worldwide bestseller and became a major motion picture. She received her MFA from Columbia University and lives with her daughter in New York City and on an island off the coast of Maine.
"Susan Minot has a laser instinct for the clinching detail and the giveaway phrase.... A writer to watch."--Time
"Minot is a master at putting into frame and focus the tiny, daily scenes that reverberate with large implication."--Mademoiselle
"A superbly organized, poignant and profound collection."--The New York Times Book Review