In ten exquisite stories, Salter portrays men and women in their most intimate moments. The title piece, in which a translator assists agonizingly in his wife's suicide even as he performs a last betrayal, has already been hailed 'a masterpiece, clearly and without question'. `He has written three books that everyone should read before they die . . . Last Night is a deeply gratifying reminder of what reading is for' Independent `Breathtaking . . . Salter's stories are masterpieces of poise and clarity . . . Hugely enjoyable and endlessly stimulating' Metro , 5-star review `There is a steady hum of eroticism beneath his narrative and in the voluptuous restraint of his style. What else can I say? I highly recommend it' Daily Telegraph 'James Salter is a master of the great American short story . . . Extraordinarily subtle, precise and elegant' The Times
James Salter is the author of the novels Solo Faces, Light Years, A Sport and a Pastime, The Arm of Flesh (revised as Cassada), and The Hunters; the memoirs Gods of Tin and Burning the Days; and a collection of short stories, Dusk and Other Stories, which won the 1989 PEN/Faulkner Award. He lives in Colorado and on Long Island.