Heathcliff Redux: A Novella and Stories

Lily Tuck (Author)


A provocative and haunting new collection from critically acclaimed writer Lily Tuck, Heathcliff Redux, A Novella and Stories explores, with cool precision, the hidden dynamics and unspoken conflicts at the heart of human relationships.

In the novella, a married woman reads Wuthering Heights at the same time that she falls under the erotic and destructive spell of her own Heathcliff. In the stories that follow, a single photograph illuminates the intricate web of connections between friends at an Italian café; a forgotten act of violence in New York's Carl Schurz Park returns to haunt the present; and a woman is prompted by a flurry of mysterious emails to recall her time as a member of the infamous Rajneesh cult.

With keen psychological insight and delicate restraint, Heathcliff Redux, A Novella and Stories pries open the desires, doubts, and secret motives of its characters and exposes their vulnerabilities to the light. Sharp and unflinching, the novella and stories together form an exquisitely crafted collection from one of our most treasured, award-winning writers.

Product Details

$23.00  $21.16
Atlantic Monthly Press
Publish Date
February 04, 2020
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About the Author

LILY TUCK is the author of seven novels: Sisters; The Double Life of Liliane; I Married You for Happiness; Interviewing Matisse or the Woman Who Died Standing Up; The Woman Who Walked on Water; Siam or the Woman Who Shot a Man, nominated for the PEN/Faulkner Award; The News from Paraguay, winner of the National Book Award; the short-story collections The House at Belle Fontaine and Limbo, and Other Places I Have Lived; and the biography Woman of Rome: A Life of Elsa Morante.


Praise for Sisters
"Another minimalist masterpiece, a tight knot of a novel filled with intertextual puzzles, pathos, and happy rewards."--Boston Globe

"Elegant, raw, and powerful... Magnificent enough to be reread and renewed."―Publishers Weekly (starred, boxed review)

"Masterfully detailed and elegant in all its parts."―Kirkus Reviews

"Another wonderful Tuck prism."--Shelf Awareness

Praise for The Double Life of Liliane
"Intriguing and intelligent... Exciting in its sweep, ambition, and conceptual intricacy."--Boston Globe

"Enlivening."--New Yorker

"Intriguing... intricate."--Entertainment Weekly

"A mosaic of storytelling that is both poetic and absorbing."--NPR.com