On a book page, this tab will allow you to add a book to one of your lists.
Please login or register to use this feature.
9781770904330_cover Enlarge Cover
0 of 5
0 ratings
rated!
rated!
list price: $13.99
edition:eBook
also available: Paperback
category: Fiction
published: Oct 2013
ISBN:9781770904330
publisher: ECW Press

Infidelity

A Novel

by Stacey May Fowles

reviews: 0
tagged:
add a tag
Please login or register to use this feature.
urban life
0 of 5
0 ratings
rated!
rated!
list price: $13.99
edition:eBook
also available: Paperback
category: Fiction
published: Oct 2013
ISBN:9781770904330
publisher: ECW Press
Description

 

When being good isn’t enough . . .

Ronnie, a hairdresser with a history of recklessness, feels stifled by the predictable, comfortable life laid out before her with her live-in boyfriend. Charlie is an anxiety-ridden award-winning writer, burdened by his literary success and familial responsibility, including a bread-winning wife and a child with autism. When the unlikely pair meets, a filmic affair begins on office desks and in Toronto hotel rooms, creating a false reality that offers solace in its secrets. Two very different people, trapped by everyday expectations, take pleasure in destroying those expectations together. Their relationship, with all its differences and failings, with all its pleasure and pain, calls into question our rigid and limiting definitions of right and wrong, and what it means to be a partner, parent, lover, and human being.

 

Contributor Notes

 

Stacey May Fowles is a writer and magazine professional. She is the author of the novels Be Good (Tightrope, 2007) and Fear of Fighting (Invisible, 2008), and her essays have been widely anthologized in collections like Yes Means Yes, First Person Queer, and Nobody Passes. She is a regular contributor to the National Post and currently works at The Walrus. She lives in Toronto, Ontario.

 

Editorial Review

 

“Raises important questions about ennui, the human need for growth, expectations for security through marriage and the eventual breaking down of those expectations in the name of a more real love." —National Post

"The question curled up in the novel remains: Was it love that allowed this liberation or was it the act of destroying a life they once deemed valuable? Is the hunger that gnaws at us the desire to be loved, or is it the need to show the world what love makes us capable of doing? Fowles handles these questions with a fleeting lightness, a surprising gentleness, revealing a sorrow that threatens to last longer than passion." —Globe and Mail

 

Buy this book at:

Buy the e-book:

Reader Reviews

Sign Up or Sign In to add your review or comment.

Related Blog Posts

Reading Lists Featuring “Infidelity”

Other Titles by Stacey May Fowles

She's Shameless

She's Shameless

Women write about growing up, rocking out and fighting back
edition:Paperback
tagged : adolescence
More Info
Fear of Fighting

Fear of Fighting

edition:Paperback
also available: eBook
tagged : urban life
More Info

User Activity

X
Contacting facebook
Please wait...