Synopses & Reviews
Love affairs on the road, passionate holiday romances, erotic encounters, lovers who meet only to part'
A tourist in Peru falls for her handsome guide; backpackers check out who's on offer in the nightclubs of Prague; a couple trawl for adventure in a Mexican bathhouse; a beautiful Italian proposes marriage to the foreigner he's just met...
Twenty seductive stories - for everyone who has dreamt of escape with that perfect stranger.
definitive holiday reading' -- Independent on Sunday
Pico lyer, Mary Morris, Mona Simpson, Lisa St Aubin de Teran and Paul Theroux are among the contributors to this seductive collection of travel romances.
This collection of stories from 22 authors from around the world concerns travel romances. A tourist in Peru falls for her handsome guide; a writer explores the ambiguities of his relationship with a Japanese woman; and a beautiful Italian on a train proposes marriage.
A tourist in Paris falls for her handsome guide; a writer explores the ambiguities of his relationship with a Japanese woman; a lonely man readers graffiti for a sign that he is not the only gay in an Australian resort. Love affairs on the road, passionate holiday flings, disastrous pick-ups, erotic encounters--this collection of stories by Paul Theroux, Mona Simpson, Pico Iyer, and 19 others covers the gamut of the genre.
Table of Contents
Prelude, from An Indian attachment /Sarah Lloyd --Hot tin roof, from Summers with Juliet /Bill Roorbach --New Cythera again /Christina Thompson --In the restrooms of Europe /Tom Whalen --Marriage proposal of an angel, from Off the rails /Lisa St. Aubin de Teran --Lady and the Monk /Pico Iyer --Piranha /Maureen Stanton --One room in a castle /Karen Connelly --Sweating profusely in Merida /Carol Queen --Falling for Holden /Sean Condon --Ramadan /Mona Simpson --American woman in the Chinese hat /Carole Maso --Frontiers of Heaven /Stanley Stewart --Let's go /Emily Perkins --Scenes from a long distance relationship /Peter Ho Davies --Weather prophet /Lucretia Stewart --Andre, from French lessons /Alice Kaplan --End of the Bolster/Sara Wheeler --from Nothing to declare /Mary Morris --Words are deeds /Paul Theroux.