May We Borrow Your Husband? and Other Comedies of the Sexual Life

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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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"Wit, humour and irony...deployed with a light touch, and...a wicked sense of fun." - "Sunday Times"

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'A superb storyteller' Newsweek
Affairs, obsessions, grand passions and tiny ardours course through these twelve poignant and wryly humourous stories of sexual love. The title story in this collection is a searing tale of innocence and corruption in which a honeymoon couple are exploited for their sexual incompatibilty. In 'Beauty' we are again shown the dark reality behind the fine exterior, while 'Two Gentle People' explores the frustration of missed opportunities. From the macabre of 'The Over-night Bag' to the comedy of 'Cheap in August', Graham Greene exposes the range of human frailties and insecurities with a sharply observant eye.

'Wit, humour and irony are often deployed with a light touch, and in many of his short stories - notably 'May We Borrow Your Husband?' - a wicked sense of fun is at play' Sunday Times

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