I discovered Andre Dubus by chance and since then I have yet to come across someone who can write the way he does. His prose cannot be matched by any other short story writer that is because he has a style of his own for sure, but also because no one can express the way he does.
The story I read from one of his collections was, “Adultery”. As the name suggests it is about an affair – a married woman and an ex-priest carry it on. The themes of marriage, religion, faith, fidelity are brought out like no other in this story or novella to some extent.
Hank Allison watches his wife Edith have an affair. The book is of perspectives and life and how sometimes you have to do what you do not want to. The choices we make say a lot about the lives we lead or choose to lead.