Objects of Desire

Clare Sestanovich

Format: Paperback / softback

Publisher: Pan Macmillan

Published: 21st Jul '22


Eleven stories of sly and disarming power, about womanhood and families – an astonishing debut by a young New Yorker editor and bold new literary voice.

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‘Sestanovich’s elegant prose takes seriously the quiet unrest that can ravage a life’ – Raven Leilani, author of LusterA Best Book of the Summer in The Wall Street Journal, Entertainment Weekly,Vogue, Esquire and Refinery29A university student is flying home to visit her family when she strikes up an odd, ephemeral friendship with the couple next to her on the plane. A mother prepares for her son’s wedding, her own life unravelling as his comes together. A long-lost stepbrother’s visit prompts a family’s reckoning with its old taboos.In these eleven powerful stories, thrilling desire and melancholic yearning animate women’s lives – from the brink of adulthood, to the labyrinthine path between twenty and thirty, to middle age, when certain possibilities quietly lapse. Tender, lucid and piercingly funny, Objects of Desire is a collection pulsing with subtle drama, rich with unforgettable scenes, and alive with moments of recognition, each more startling than the last – a spellbinding debut that announces a major talent.’A debut story collection of the rarest kind . . . you wish that every single entry could be an entire novel.’ – Entertainment WeeklyClare Sestanovich named one of The National Book Foundation’s ‘5 under 35’.

Additional information

Weight 0.162 kg
Dimensions 17 × 129 × 196 mm
Page Count 224