Infidelity and Other Affairs
By Kate Legge
“One cannot fail to be entranced by Legge’s bone-deep strength and wisdom.”
“Unflinchingly investigating the value of monogamy and the true cost of betrayal.”
What do you do when your partner’s infidelity upends your life? When you confront living on your own? In amongst parents dying, careers ending and becoming a grandparent?
As a journalist, Kate Legge often seeks answers to how people reckon with bad luck or bad decisions. When faced with her husband’s affair, she discovered a fault line of betrayal running through four generations
of his family, which began a search for answers both close to home and more universally.
Infidelity and Other Affairs begins with this puzzle: is unfaithfulness a predisposition or a learned behaviour? From there, Legge contemplates a vast catalogue of behaviours as she strives to understand how we
become who we are.
To her own surprise, she finds strength and peace over revenge and hate, as well as joy in unexpected places.
About the author:
Kate Legge is an award-winning journalist and author who has chronicled social and political affairs since the 1980s. Her novel,The Unexpected Elements of Love, was long listed for the Miles Franklin award. Her non-fiction book, Kindred: A Cradle Mountain Love Story was a finalist in the Queensland Literary Awards.
Publisher: THAMES AND HUDSON