This classic collection explores the varieties of wisdom gained with age and especially those that teach us how to love, as "in love the young are just beginners and the art of loving matures with age and experience".
Tales of curious marriages and divorce mingle with psychic experiences and curses, acts of bravery and loneliness, love and hatred.
“Makes most practitioners of the art of fiction look like singers with only one song”
“His storytelling powers are so immense, so natural... He has more creative confidence than any living writer”
“Whatever region his writing inhabits, it is blazing with life and actuality”
Ted Hughes, New York Review of Books
“Isaac Bashevis Singer, in his short and humorous tales drawn from an old tradition, celebrates the dignity, mystery and unexpected joy of living with more art and fervor than any other writer... one of the very best storytellers”