Sunstroke and Other StoriesBook - 2007
A Picador Paperback Original
Tessa Hadley's stories trace the currents of desire, desperation, and mischief that that lie hidden inside domestic relationships.
A mother hears her son's confession that he's cheating on his girlfriend; a student falls in love with a professor and initiates an affair with a man who looks just like him. A boy on a seaside vacation realizes that a grown-up woman is pressing dangerously close.
In Tessa Hadley's Sunstroke and Other Stories , everyone conspires to hold the loving and stable surface of family life together, as old secrets and new appetites threaten to blow it apart.