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 numerous books, including 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; the collections Dusk and Other Stories, which won the 1989 PEN/Faulkner Award, and Last Night, which won the Rea Award for the Short Story and the PEN/Malamud Award; and Life Is Meals: A Food Lover's Book of Days, written with Kay Salter. He died in 2015.