Dusk and Other Stories

James Salter

First published nearly a quarter-century ago and one of the very few short-story collections to win the PEN/Faulkner Award, Dusk and Other Stories is American fiction at its most vital – each narrative a masterpiece of sustained power and seemingly effortless literary grace. Two New York attorneys newly flush with wealth embark on a dissolute tour of Italy; an ambitious young screenwriter unexpectedly discovers the true meaning of art and glory; a ruder, far off in the fields, is involved in an horrific accident – night is falling, and she must face her destiny alone. These stories confirm James Salter as one of the finest writers of our time.

Genre: Fiction
ISBN: 978144723945101
Published: 31/07/2014

James Salter

James Salter

James Salter is the author of numerous books, including the novels Solo Faces, Light Years, A Sport and a Pastime, The Arm of Flesh (revised as Cassada), and The Hunters; the memoirs Gods of Tin and Burning the Days; the collections Dusk and Other Stories, which won the 1989 PEN/Faulkner Award, and Last Night, which won the Rea Award for the Short Story and the PEN/Malamud Award; and Life Is Meals: A Food Lover’s Book of Days, written with Kay Salter. He died in 2015 at the age of ninety.

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