From the author of the critically acclaimed Hallucinating Foucault comes this stunning collection of stories united by the themes of pleasure, passion, jealousy, and revenge. Patricia Duncker creates worlds where the apparently innocent are not harmless and people never turn out to be exactly what they seem.
In "The Arrival Matters" -- the extra-ordinary novella that crowns the collection -- the characters play out the sinister and atmospheric end game of a mysterious and supernatural history of love. Elsewhere, a jealous husband pursues his adulterous wife through the streets of Paris, a forbidden book subverts an authoritarian state, a TV crew gets considerably more than it bargained for, and a lesbian community in uproar is described with wry humor.
Monsieur Shoushana's Lemon Trees is a remarkable encore in the career of this daring and provocative writer....Continua