Wives & Lovers: Three Short Novels

Title

Wives & Lovers: Three Short Novels

Authors

Richard Bausch

Files

Document Type

Book

Description

Requisite Kindness -- published here for the first time -- tells the story of a man who must come to terms with a life of treating women badly when he goes to live with his sister and dying mother. Rare & Endangered Species demonstrates how a wife and mother's suicide reverberates in the small community where she lived, and affects the lives of people who don't even know her. Finally, Spirits is about the pain that men and women can -- and do -- inflict upon each other. These three very different works illuminate the unadorned core of love -- not the showy, more celebrated sort but what remains when lust, jealousy, and passion have been stripped away.

Publication Date

2004

Publisher

Perennial

City

New York

State

NY

Disciplines

Arts and Humanities | Creative Writing | Fiction | History