The American Lover
About the Book
A seductive new collection from the author of “varied, engrossing, and . . . astonishing” fiction (Richard Eder, Boston Globe).
Trapped in a London apartment, Beth remembers a transgressive love affair in 1960s Paris. The most famous writer in Russia takes his last breath in a stationmaster’s cottage, miles from Moscow. A modern-day "Juliet" is forced to choose between sexual passion and obscene riches. A father, finally free of his daughter’s demands, embarks on a long swim from his Canadian lakeside retreat. A Christmas storm brings sudden hope to the life of a middle-aged woman. And in the grandest house of all, Danni the Polish housekeeper catches the eye of an enigmatic visitor, Daphne du Maurier.
Rose Tremain lays bare the soul of her characters—the admirable, the embarrassing, the unfulfilled, the sexy, and the adorable —to uncover a dazzling range of human emotions and desires.