Transgressions by Sallie Bingham

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"Bingham writes with an austere and unerring knowledge of what it is to be human and—transgressive."—Paula Fox

"These are marvelous stories of experience and have the ripeness of wry, hard-won wisdom."—Phillip Lopate

"Bingham has the eye to see where a story lives, the heart to understand it, and the voice—and craft—to tell it."—Robin Morgan In her wise and sexy new collection, Sallie Bingham examines modern-day "transgressions" in affairs of the heart. She offers up a ménage à trois, an older woman’s affair with a student, a painter who uses his age as an excuse to behave indecorously. But the reader quickly discovers the real transgressions are those of the self against the self.


About Sallie Bingham

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Bingham's first novel was published by Houghton Mifflin in 1961. Since, she has published four collections of short stories (including Transgressions, Sarabande, 2002), four novels, and a memoir. She was Book Editor for The Courier-Journal in Louisville and has been a director of the National Book Critics Circle. She is the founder of The Kentucky Foundation for Women.
Published November 1, 2002 by Sarabande Books. 202 pages
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Health, Fitness & Dieting, Parenting & Relationships. Non-fiction

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The central theme here is expressed by the protagonist of “The Big Bed”: “Liz wanted, the summer she turned sixty-four, to pass through unconditional love .

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As a person reaches the late middle years of life, the push and pull of personal connections inform the decisions she makes, decisions that will change the course of her remaining years.

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