A tender and ruefully funny look at varieties of love, secrets, and betrayal in ten exquisite stories that form a guided tour of the human heart.
In the title story, we meet Maya, who is torn between her wryly funny boyfriend and the allure of her veterinarian. In “Andorra,” a woman’s lover calls her every Thursday as he drives to meet his wife at marriage counseling. “How to Give the Wrong Impression” shows us a woman pining for her roommate, a man who will hold her hand but then tell her that her palm is sweaty. In “The Dive Bar” a girl agrees to have a drink with her married lover’s wife. Revisiting Maya in several stories, chronicling her various states of love, this is a collection about how we are unfaithful to each other, both willfully and unwittingly. Populated with unwelcome houseguests, disastrous birthday parties, needy but loyal friends, and flirtatious older men, the stories are emotionally astute, sexy, and disarming—and they introduce us to a tart, and marvelous, new voice. Download and start listening now!