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Sunstroke and Other Stories

Tessa Hadley

Picador

A New York Times Notable Book of the Year
A finalist for The Story Prize
 
Tessa Hadley's stories trace the currents of desire, desperation, and mischief that that lie hidden inside domestic relationships.
 
A mother hears her son's confession that he's cheating on his girlfriend; a student falls in love with a professor and initiates an affair with a man who looks just like him. A boy on a seaside vacation realizes that a grown-up woman is pressing dangerously close.
 
In Tessa Hadley's stories, everyone conspires to hold the loving and stable surface of family life together, as old secrets and new appetites threaten to blow it apart.

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Praise for Sunstroke and Other Stories

"Miraculous . . . Deft and resonant, [these stories] encapsulate moments of hope and humiliation in a kind of shorthand of different lives lived.  Hadley never fails to surprise."--The New York Times Book Review

"Tessa Hadley's gift as a writer is so considerable that her characters' revelations and predicaments linger in the mind long after her narrative has darted off in other directions."--Alice Traux, The New York Times Book Review
 
"A warm novel that follows the contours of four generations of a family and, in the end, shows us ourselves."--Associated Press on Everything Will Be All Right
 
"Marvelously intricate . . . Hadley's intelligence puts her in the company of Carol Shields and Doris Lessing."--The Boston Globe on Accidents in the Home

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

  • Tessa Hadley

  • Tessa Hadley's first novel, Accidents in the Home, was longlisted for The Guardian's First Book Award. Four of the stories in Sunstroke were published in The New Yorker. Hadley lives in Cardiff, Wales. Her new novel, Master Bedroom, will be published by Henry Holt in August 2007.
  • Tessa Hadley Rob Clifford
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