May You Live in Interesting Times (Iowa Short Fiction Award) by Tereze Gluck
English | Oct. 1, 1995 | ISBN: 0877455198 | 178 Pages | PDF | 6 MB
Obsession, adultery, infidelity, unrequited love, suicide, betrayal, death—Tereze Glück's clear-sighted characters coolly assess their actions and reactions. When a man's wife dies suddenly, he feels liberated, and learning this stuns him. Taking a leap into personhood, a child watching her mother in the garden experiences empathy. A woman addicted to a lover realizes how she has squandered herself.