Twelve luminous stories alive with friendship and secrets introduce a remarkable writer. Daphne Kalotay's characters confront regrets and unrealized hopes in tales tinged with gentle humor. A newly independent woman finds herself in bed with an ex-husband of long ago. A little girl gets a surprising glimpse into adulthood when she catches her mother in a moment of uninhibited pleasure. A thirteen-year-old boy contends with the unwanted attentions of a younger girl. And for two older women, a tie formed in their youth sustains them through varied twists of fate. These are dazzling intertwined tales of love, failure, and the comedy of human relationships.
Praise for this book
"Few writers I know speak... with such clear-eyed compassion, such quiet humor and grace." - Jhumpa Lahiri
Used availability for Daphne Kalotay's Calamity and Other Stories
January 2005 : USA Hardback
May 2006 : USA Paperback
December 2007 : USA, Canada Kindle edition