In the late edition of the Sunday New York Times, on September 12, 1993 John McGahern describes "Forain" as “a story that is as close to perfection as possible”. What a compliment. He says that “Mrs. Gallant has always written well about the Parisian emigre world, but never better
Readers are introduced to Cormoran Strike in a moment of need. His. “A double fee. Strike’s conscience, once firm and inelastic, had been weakened by repeated blows of fate; this was the knockout punch. His baser self was already gamboling off into the realms of happy speculation: a month’s work
** Below, there's an opportunity to win your own copy of A Complicated Marriage ** [Edit: Now complete.] The sound of high heels clicking. The spill of Miles Davis and Charlie Parker's music. A paisley-draped foam couch. Smoking a Pall Mall. Drinking a gin and tonic. A handkerchief kitchen.