Now reissued with a stunning new jacket look, a seductive collection of stories from 'a magnificent story-teller' (Independent on Sunday)
A seductive collection of stories from the 'magnificent story-teller' (Independent on Sunday). Rose Tremain has sold over one million copies of her books.
Trapped in a London flat, Beth remembers a transgressive love affair in 1960s Paris. The most famous writer in Russia takes his last breath in a stationmaster’s cottage, miles from Moscow. A father, finally free of his daughter’s demands, embarks on a long swim from his Canadian lakeside retreat. And in the grandest house of all, Danni the Polish housekeeper catches the eye of an enigmatic visitor.
‘Superb, each story a perfectly cut jewel’ Irish Times
“Powerful, involving, wide-ranging collection”
Gerard Woodward, Guardian
“Tremain presents a large cast of ill-starred characters, each laid low by their heart… But even in the most melancholy stories, Tremain delivers slivers of hope or humour to temper the tragedies… This collection highlights with subtlety and grace just how human it is to get things wrong”
“Warm, moving, often humorous and sometimes heartbreaking”
Michelle Margherita, 5 stars, Stylist
“A seemingly effortless performance... the writing glides along, elegantly dropping details that suggest a whole way of life”
Phil Baker, The Sunday Times
“The American Lover is…superb, each story a perfectly cut jewel”
Neel Mukherjee, Irish Times