The Affairs of Others

A Novel

Amy Grace Loyd

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A MESMERIZING DEBUT NOVEL ABOUT A YOUNG WOMAN, HAUNTED BY LOSS, WHO REDISCOVERS PASSION AND POSSIBILITY WHEN SHE'S DRAWN INTO THE TANGLED LIVES OF HER NEIGHBORS

Five years after her young husband’s death, Celia Cassill has moved from one Brooklyn neighborhood to another, but she has not moved on. The owner of a small apartment building, she has chosen her tenants for their ability to respect one another’s privacy. Celia believes in boundaries, solitude, that she has a right to her ghosts. She is determined to live a life at a remove from the chaos and competition of modern life. Everything changes with the arrival of a new tenant, Hope, a dazzling woman of a certain age on the run from her husband’s recent betrayal. When Hope begins a torrid and noisy affair, and another tenant mysteriously disappears, the carefully constructed walls of Celia’s world are tested and the sanctity of her building is shattered—through violence and sex, in turns tender and dark. Ultimately, Celia and her tenants are forced to abandon their separate spaces for a far more intimate one, leading to a surprising conclusion and the promise of genuine joy.

Amy Grace Loyd investigates interior spaces of the body and the New York warrens in which her characters live, offering a startling emotional honesty about the traffic between men and women. The Affairs of Others is a story about the irrepressibility of life and desire, no matter the sorrows or obstacles.

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Fiction Review: The Affairs of Others by Amy Grace Lloyd. Picador, $24 (400p) ISBN 978-1-250-04129-6
The former literary editor of Playboy makes her fiction debut with an intimate portrayal of the walls erected by a woman after her husband’s death, and how impulsive encounters with others break them
- Publishers Weekly

“An opera of breasts”: But I really did love putting the stories in Playboy! - Salon.com
I was hired to revive the literary tradition of an adult magazine. By the author of "The Affairs of Others"
- Salon


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Amy Grace Loyd

Amy Grace Loyd is an executive editor at Byliner Inc. and was the fiction and literary editor at Playboy magazine. A recipient of both MacDowell and Yaddo fellowships, she lives in Brooklyn, New York.

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The Affairs of Others
A Novel
Amy Grace Loyd

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Lambda Literary Award - Nominee

Unabridged Digital Audio

Unabridged  Digital Audio
Macmillan Audio
August 2013
Unabridged Digital Audio
ISBN: 9781427241207
ISBN10: 1427241201
$20.99

Hardcover

Hardcover
Picador
August 2013
Hardcover
ISBN: 9781250041296
ISBN10: 1250041295
Rough Front/Deckel Edge
5 1/2 x 8 1/4 inches, 304 pages
$24.00

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Picador
August 2013
e-Book Agency
ISBN: 9781250041302
ISBN10: 1250041309
5 1/2 x 8 1/4 inches, 272 pages
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