Cover for A Glimpse of Scarlet
Publisher: Harper Perennial
Published: June 1, 1992
ISBN: 9780060981167
ISBN: 9781504025621
ASIN: 0060981164
A Glimpse of Scarlet

Taking readers into the summer homes, town houses, and boarding schools of those for whom power and wealth come as a birthright, she uncovers an astonishing emotional territory.

Here, in the first collection of her short fiction, Robinson probes the pain and joy of raising children, the allure of illicit love, the ordeal of divorce, as well as more subtle events—the small but often exquisitely painful betrayals that litter the course of a life.

But in her world, grace too can be near at hand, and Robinson balances these harrowing portraits with stories that uncover the possibility of reunion and renewal—and moments of transcendent loveliness that promise, and deliver, “merely great delight.”

  • Named Notable Book of the Year by The New York Times