Cliffs of Fall by Shirley Hazzard
And Other Stories

No critic rating

Waiting for minimum critic reviews


From the author of The Great Fire, a collection of stories about love and acceptance, expectations and disappointment

Shirley Hazzard’s stories are sharp, sensitive portrayals of moments of crisis. Whether they are set in the Italian countryside or suburban Connecticut, the stories deal with real people and real problems.

In the title piece, a young widow is surprised and ashamed by her lack of grief for her husband.
In “A Place in the Country,” a young woman has a passionate, guilty affair with her cousin’s husband. In “Harold,” a gawky, lonely young man finds acceptance and respect through his poetry.

Moving and evocative, these ten stories are written with subtlety, humor, and a keen understanding of the relationships between men and women.


About Shirley Hazzard

See more books from this Author
Born in Sydney, Australia, Shirley Hazzard has lived in Hong Kong, New Zealand, Italy, and the United States. She is the author of the acclaimed novel, The Transit of Venus (winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award), as well as several other works of fiction, and most recently a memoir of Graham Greene, Green on Capri.
Published July 1, 2004 by Picador. 209 pages
Genres: Literature & Fiction. Fiction

Rate this book!

Add Review