Lust and Other Stories

Lust and Other Stories

by Susan Minot

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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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780375709258
Publisher: Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
Publication date: 08/28/2000
Series: Vintage Contemporaries Series
Edition description: 1 VINTAGE
Pages: 160
Product dimensions: 5.10(w) x 7.90(h) x 0.40(d)

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Susan Minot lives in New York City.

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Lust and Other Stories 2.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
leFroo on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
"Sparks" is probably the closest thing to my life that I've ever read. Really, it's wonderfully written. Her short fiction is great, provocative, intricate, significant, and wholly relatable. It's also very smart without being pretentious.
chicklit on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
The book is worth a read for it's title story. It's a story worthy of the full five stars and one that I consider to be a must read for every aspiring fiction writer out there. Even if it doesn't become your favorite, Minot's tricks with point of view and narrative are worth looking at. I read this collection about ten years ago and the fact that the title selection is the only one that stays with me, says a lot about the other stories. I do recommend this, though, if only for "Lust."
Anonymous More than 1 year ago