"Last Night" is a spellbinding collection of stories about passion by turns fiery and subdued, destructive and redemptive, alluring and devastating. These ten powerful stories portray men and women in their most intimate moments. A lover of poetry is asked by his wife to give up what may be his most treasured relationship. A book dealer is forced to face the truth about his life. And in the title story, a translator assists his wife s suicide, even as he performs a last act of betrayal. James Salter s assured style and emotional insight make him one of our most essential writers"