Other People's Love Affairs // D. Wystan Owen
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Deputy editor of the Threepenny Review and a graduate of the Iowa Writers’ Workshop, D. Wystan Owen makes a stunning debut with his short story collection, Other People’s Love Affairs: Stories.
Primarily set in the English seaside village of Glass in the mid to late 20th century, this collection of ten quietly luminous stories explores the earnest ways people extend themselves in search of connection. Inspired by authors such as Katherine Mansfield and William Trevor, Owen’s collection follows the classic short fiction tradition of exploring the intense dramas of everyday life. In “Lovers of a Kind,” a young nurse, reeling from the disappearance of her mother, forges an unlikelyView more
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