• Paperback: 240 pages
• Publisher: Harper Perennial; Original edition (November 20, 2012)
Married Love is a masterful collection of short fiction from one of today’s most accomplished storytellers. These tales showcase the qualities for which Tessa Hadley has long been praised: her humor, warmth, and psychological acuity; her powerful, precise, and emotionally dense prose; her unflinching examinations of family relationships. Here are stories that range widely across generations and classes, exploring the private and public lives of unforgettable characters: a young girl who haunts the edges of her parents’ party; a wife released by the sudden death of her film-director husband; an eighteen-year-old who insists on marrying her music professor, only to find herself shut out from his secrets. In this stunning collection, Hadley evokes worlds that expand in the imagination far beyond the pages, capturing domestic dramas, generational sagas, wrenching love affairs and epiphanies, and distilling them to remarkable effect.
Tessa Hadley is the author of four highly praised novels: Accidents in the Home, which was long-listed for the Guardian First Book Award; Everything Will Be All Right; The Master Bedroom; The London Train, which was a New York Times Notable Book; and a previous collection of stories, Sunstroke, also a New York Times Notable Book. Her stories appear regularly in The New Yorker. She lives in Cardiff, Wales, and teaches literature and creative writing at Bath Spa University.
Tessa’s Tour Stops
Tuesday, November 20th: Unabridged Chick
Monday, November 26th: Olduvai Reds
Tuesday, November 27th: Sweet Tidbits
Thursday, November 29th: Walking With Nora
Monday, December 3rd: BookNAround
Tuesday, December 4th: Kind of a Mess
Wednesday, December 5th: In the Next Room
Thursday, December 6th: What She Read…
Wednesday, December 12th: The Betty and Boo Chronicles
Monday, December 17th: Eclectic/Eccentric
Tuesday, December 18th: The House of the Seven Tails