May We Borrow Your Husband?

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Random House, Oct 2, 2010 - Fiction - 144 pages
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Author William Harris is spending the fag-end of the season at Antibes finishing his first attempt at historical biography, but he becomes more and more interested and involved in the antics of two homosexual interior decorators intent on stealing Poopy Travis's honeymoon husband. Which leaves him free to fall in love with Poopy himself. A widow and a divorcee tipsily discuss the inadequacy of men, deciding that women have much more to offer each other by way of variety in sexual love. A wife holidays alone in Jamaica's cheap season idly hoping for excitement but finding the only man she can have an affair with is far too old and frightened of the dark.. Affairs, obsessions, grand passions and tiny ardours this collection contains some of Greene's saddest observations on the hilarity of sex.

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Review: May We Borrow Your Husband & Other Comedies of the Sexual Life

User Review  - Wendy Greenberg - Goodreads

Love Greene's writing - so sparing yet so evocative. Stories end by make you stop and think - rather than just get neatly tied up. Episodic snatches of its many forms - from "gay" Antibes to ... Read full review

Review: May We Borrow Your Husband & Other Comedies of the Sexual Life

User Review  - Linda Blake - Goodreads

Little volume of clever short stories with mostly gay characters. Some character studies, some are funny, and one is macabre. The British slang terms and French phrases were sometimes difficult for me. A nice read. Read full review

About the author (2010)

Hebert Read was born in 1893, the son of a Yorkshire farmer, and educated at Leeds University until his studies were interrupted by the outbreak of war in 1914. He built his reputation as an outstanding critic of the arts, for which he was knighted, and as an anarchist poet. The Green Child is his only work of fiction. He died in 1968.

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