Cliffs of Fall

And Other Stories

Shirley Hazzard

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From the author of The Great Fire, a collection of stories about love and acceptance, expectations and disappointment

Shirley Hazzard’s stories are sharp, sensitive portrayals of moments of crisis. Whether they are set in the Italian countryside or suburban Connecticut, the stories deal with real people and real problems.

In the title piece, a young widow is surprised and ashamed by her lack of grief for her husband.
In “A Place in the Country,” a young woman has a passionate, guilty affair with her cousin’s husband. In “Harold,” a gawky, lonely young man finds acceptance and respect through his poetry.

Moving and evocative, these ten stories are written with subtlety, humor, and a keen understanding of the relationships between men and women.

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"Miss Hazzard's mind is a revolving light that picks a scene, holds it in utmost clarity for a moment against the surrounding darkness, and moves on."--The New York Times

"Shirley Hazzard has such a treasury of style that she can enconomize or splurge, and, because her taste is unerring, every expenditure is right."--Vogue

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About the Author

Shirley Hazzard

Shirley Hazzard is the author, most recently, of Greene on Capri, a memoir of Graham Greene, and several works of fiction, including The Evening of the Holiday, The Bay of Noon, and The Transit of Venus, winner of the 1981 National Book Critics Circle Award. She lives in
New York City and Capri.

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Cliffs of Fall
And Other Stories
Shirley Hazzard

Trade Paperback

Trade Paperback
Picador
July 2004
Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9780312423278
ISBN10: 0312423276
5 1/2 x 8 1/4 inches, 208 pages
$17.00

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e-Book Agency
Picador
July 2004
e-Book Agency
ISBN: 9781466800496
ISBN10: 1466800496
208 pages
$7.99
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