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Bingham writes with an austere and unerring knowledge of what it is to be human and-transgressive.-Paula FoxThese are marvelous stories of experience and have the ripeness of wry, hard-won wisdom.-Phillip LopateBingham has the eye to see where a story lives, the heart to understand it, and the voice-and craft-to tell it.-Robin MorganIn her wise and sexy new collection, Sallie Bingham examines modern-day transgressions in affairs of the heart. She offers up a mA(c)nage A trois, an older woman's affair with a student, a painter who uses his age as an excuse to behave indecorously. But the reader quickly discovers the real transgressions are those of the self against the self.
About the Author
Bingham's first novel was published by Houghton Mifflin in 1961. Since, she has published four collections of short stories (including Transgressions, Sarabande, 2002), four novels, and a memoir. She was Book Editor for The Courier-Journal in Louisville and has been a director of the National Book Critics Circle. She is the founder of The Kentucky Foundation for Women.