The Erotic Fire of the Unattainable: Aphorisms on Love, Art, and the Vicissitudes of Life

· Simon and Schuster
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About this ebook

The story of a woman’s life told through her witty observations on things like her divorce, her new lover, her job, her art, and her future.

In The Erotic Fire of the Unattainable, author Gay Walley weaves love with life, art with making a living, and inspiration with the banal realities of daily life. This story of a woman told through her thoughts shows how passion is to be found in every moment, none the least in a passion for independence. Beginning with “Why Women Fight Pirates,” Walley covers such disparate topics as “The Disappointments of Infidelity,” “Talk in Love,” “Writers,” “Work and Its Punishments,” “The Importance of the Argument,” “The Ocean,” and “New York,” finishing with “Deathbed.”

This unflinching book of aphorisms describes a journey through an artist’s mind, taking us outside the usual confines, to lovers and ex-husbands, traveling, solitude, money and the importance of rebellion.

About the author

Gay Walley has published short stories and a novel, Strings Attached, which was a finalist for the Pirate's Alley/Faulkner, Capricorn, and Paris Book Festival awards. Two other novels, Lost in Montreal and Duet, are scheduled for publication in 2014. A film of The Erotic Fire of the Unattainable is currently under production, starring Harry Hamlin and Irina Björklund, scheduled to be released in 2014/2015. Her play Love, Genius, and a Walk opened in the Midtown Festival in New York in 2013, was nominated for six awards including best playwright, and is scheduled for Off Broadway in 2014/2015. She lives and works in New York.

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