Reconciliation_Dorothy_SpeakIn this eagerly awaited third collection, Dorothy Speak brings her familiar wit, compassion and irony to bear on stories about the fragility and elusiveness of love. A house painter whose wife dies of cancer learns a painful truth about his marriage from his estranged son; a woman involved in a fatal car accident discovers that the husband she took for granted has become a stranger; a small-time journalist in a coastal city is betrayed by her best friend. These stories about adult relationships in urban settings explore the themes of loss, betrayal and self-discovery for which Speak has been praised. Each story is crafted in her lustrous prose. This is a book that will reward every adult intrigued by the unpredictability and mystery of life.
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