A Novella and Storiesby Lily Tuck
A mesmerizing new novella and stories from National Book Award winner Lily Tuck
A provocative and haunting new collection from critically acclaimed writer Lily Tuck, Heathcliff Redux and Other Stories explores, with cool precision, the hidden dynamics and unspoken conflicts at the heart of human relationships.
In the novella, a married woman reads Wuthering Heights at the same time that she falls under the erotic and destructive spell of her own Heathcliff. In the stories that follow, a single photograph illuminates the intricate web of connections between friends at an Italian café; a forgotten act of violence in New York’s Carl Schurz Park returns to haunt the present; and a woman is prompted by a flurry of mysterious emails to recall her time as a member of the infamous Rajneesh cult.
With keen psychological insight and delicate restraint, Heathcliff Redux and Other Stories pries open the desires, doubts, and secret motives of its characters and exposes their vulnerabilities to the light. Sharp and unflinching, the novella and stories together form an exquisitely crafted collection from one of our most treasured, award-winning writers.
“Another minimalist masterpiece, a tight knot of a novel filled with intertextual puzzles, pathos, and happy rewards.”—Boston Globe
“Elegant, raw, and powerful… Magnificent enough to be reread and renewed.”―Publishers Weekly (starred, boxed review)
“Masterfully detailed and elegant in all its parts.”―Kirkus Reviews
“Another wonderful Tuck prism.”—Shelf Awareness
“Intriguing and intelligent… Exciting in its sweep, ambition, and conceptual intricacy.”—Boston Globe
“Intriguing… intricate.”—Entertainment Weekly
“A mosaic of storytelling that is both poetic and absorbing.”—NPR.com