In ten exquisite stories, Salter portrays men and women in their most intimate moments. The title piece, in which a translator assists agonizingly in his wife’s suicide even as he performs a last betrayal, has already been hailed 'a masterpiece, clearly and without question'.
‘He has written three books that everyone should read before they die . . . Last Night is a deeply gratifying reminder of what reading is for’ Independent
‘There is a steady hum of eroticism beneath his narrative and in the voluptuous restraint of his style. What else can I say? I highly recommend it’ Daily Telegraph
'James Salter is a master of the great American short story . . . Extraordinarily subtle, precise and elegant' The Times