In Love

by Alfred Hayes


In Love | 9780241307137 | Alfred Hayes

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Format:Paperback / softback

Published:26/01/2017 by Penguin Books Ltd


Hayes’s masterpiece is an exquisite depiction of a doomed love affair set in noirish, 1950s New York.

In a Manhattan bar, a middle-aged man tells a pretty girl a story: of how he fell into a relationship with a lonely young divorcee; of how one night she was offered a thousand dollars to sleep with a stranger; and of how he and she would subsequently betray each other in turn. In Alfred Hayes’s exquisite novella, love – in all its bewildering turns of longing, elation, heartbreak and regret – is dissected with unforgettable honesty and heartbreaking clarity.