Curled in the Bed of Love

Curled in the Bed of Love

Curled in the Bed of Love To read Curled in the Bed of Love is to feel the incessant tug between devotion and desire that can unmake even the closest couple These eleven stories are set in the San Francisco Bay Area and in tr

  • Title: Curled in the Bed of Love
  • Author: Catherine Brady
  • ISBN: 9780820325453
  • Page: 116
  • Format: Hardcover
  • To read Curled in the Bed of Love is to feel the incessant tug between devotion and desire that can unmake even the closest couple These eleven stories are set in the San Francisco Bay Area, and in true Left Coast style, Catherine Brady s characters are as resolute in evading middle class conformity as they are in clinging to their illusions about love And while they nevTo read Curled in the Bed of Love is to feel the incessant tug between devotion and desire that can unmake even the closest couple These eleven stories are set in the San Francisco Bay Area, and in true Left Coast style, Catherine Brady s characters are as resolute in evading middle class conformity as they are in clinging to their illusions about love And while they never shy from paying their dues, they can t help but wonder sometimes if their choices have at last accrued too high a cost What lies in the bed of love, with women and men curled sometimes in repose, sometimes in a defensive knot, are failed dreams, reproofs, ambitions, and stubborn beliefs.Always, mortality threatens the lovers embrace In the title story, Jim and his HIV positive partner contend with an illness that has fueled their love but also threatens to consume it In some stories, an outsider exposes the frailty of a relationship Claire, who s opted for a steady marriage in The Loss of Green, is both stirred and repelled by the advances of her former mate Sam, a radical environmentalist with a predatory need to reassert his claim on her And in Behold the Handmaid of the Lord, Debbie, compelled to translate a brief affair with her cousin s fianc into a profound transgression, comes clean on a sleazy national talk show.All of Brady s stories are gritty and unflinching in their gaze, yet lyrical and rich in the imagery of stasis and change an empty house too long on the market, a pair of kayakers riding out a patch of rough sea, a greenhouse in which the orchid blooms only suggest the darting vitality of butterflies and birds There is much to learn in these tales of flawed but good people working hard to hold their lives together.

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    When I was young, I found the short story melancholy. Just the sheer volume of literary life packed into so few pages reminded me of the brevity of actual life. (This early awareness may have come from being the mid-life crisis of my father, who was 45 when I was born.) My favorite short stories have often been those which use wit to capture the funny side of the swift passage of our mortal years. Grace Paley's "Wants" is a brilliant example. I also remember in my youth reading Jill McCorkle sto [...]

    Collection of short stories about love in many guises. I'd forgotten how much I dislike reading short stories for the most part.

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