Short stories by Maile Meloy

Maile Meloy is the author of the novels Liars and Saints, A Family Daughter, and Do Not Become Alarmed, and the story collections Half in Love and Both Ways Is the Only Way I Want It, which was named one of the Ten Best Books of the Year by the New York Times Book Review and one of the best books of the year by the Los Angeles Times and She has also written a trilogy for young readers, beginning with The Apothecary, which was a New York Times bestseller and won the E.B. White Award. Meloy’s short stories have appeared in The New YorkerThe Paris ReviewGranta, and Best American Short Stories, and on This American Life and Selected Shorts. She has received The Paris Review’s Aga Khan Prize for Fiction, the PEN/Malamud Award for Excellence in the Short Story, the Rosenthal Foundation Award from the American Academy of Arts and Letters, two California Book Awards, and a Guggenheim Fellowship. In 2007, she was chosen as one of Granta’s 21 Best Young American Novelists.  Her essays have appeared in the New York Times, the Wall Street JournalThe New Yorker, SlateSunset, and O, and she wrote for the series The Society on Netflix.

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An older man, recently retired, lives in Paris with his younger husband who is often traveling for work. Though the man is reluctant when his husband first brings home a dog, the pet soon becomes his close companion as he struggles with aging, questions his marriage, and faces trauma from his youth.