Read an Excerpt from The Age of Infidelity and Other Stories

In the spirit of Muriel Spark and Walker Percy, The Age of Infidelity‘s eleven stories embrace the comic, the absurd, and the dead serious. These stories travel through time, set in landscapes from the small-town South to New York City, from a parched Midwest to a deserted Dublin where American ex-pats hunker, these stories time-travel from our Jim Crow past to an imagined future of warehouses for the aged where robots do the nursing, where pet dogs commit suicide while young mothers spin yarns. With what the Washington Post describes as her “distinctive brutal elegance,” and The New York Times calls her “graceful” style, Valerie Sayers writes playfully, powerfully, and musically. From a contemporary fairy tale to a prose sonnet with echoes of Gerard Manley Hopkins, these stories form an album riffing on our Age of Infidelity.

Click here to read an excerpt from The Age of Infidelity and Other Stories by Valerie Sayers