Adam Mars-Jones was born in London, where he lives and works. His fiction includes Monopolies of Love (1992) and The Waters of Thirst (1993). He writes about films and books for London newspapers.

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Women Beware Women

A Fanatic Heart: Selected Stories

by Edna O'Brien

Hotel du Lac

by Anita Brookner
A Fanatic Heart is a collection drawn from over a decade of Edna O’Brien’s career as a writer of short stories; it prints complete her 1981 volume Returning, only now published in the United States, as well as a “Quartet” of uncollected stories which appeared in The New Yorker between …