Released on 02 March 2007.

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Last Night

Stories

3.92 based on 1658 ratings & 168 reviews on Goodreads.com

Synopsis

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

‘Breathtaking . . . Salter’s stories are masterpieces of poise and clarity . . . Hugely enjoyable and endlessly stimulating’ Metro , 5-star review

‘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

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Remarkable . . . Fictions set apart not just by their concision, watchfulness and lucidity, but also by the understated way they communicate the trickle effect of betrayal
Sunday Times