Sport & A Pastime by Salter James
With an introduction by Sarah Hall The 1960s. Philip Dean a footloose Yale dropout is touring provincial France and sometimes Paris in a borrowed once elegant car. He begins a mismatched affair with a young shop girl named Anne-Marie. Together they burn in an everyday but stunningly sensual paradise. A Sport and A Pastime is a seductive classic that established James Salter's reputation as one of the finest writers of our time. It is remarkable for its eroticism its luminous prose and its ability to explore the boundaries between what is dreamt and what is lived between body and soul.