Male Tales of Lust & Love
What People Are Saying About "Foreign Affairs:"
“Jaffe’s lively limpid prose features sharply etched characters and passages that shift between absurdist humor…sly social observation…and wry sensuality. The result is a redolent blend of atmospheric travelogue, earthy physicality, satire, magical realism, and Kafkaesque disorientation…. Rich, complex, entertaining tales of strangers in strange lands.”
— Kirkus Reviews, featured and starred review
“As a travel writer, Jaffe introduces his destinations as one would a friend, with intimacies known only to a close acquaintance.… His characters are imbued with wit, warmth, and whimsy, and despite some of their sexual proclivities, they are all human and relatable….A fine writer, Jaffe has a command of language and the difficult medium of the short story.…Though some might consider the stories bold in subject matter, Foreign Affairs: Male Tales of Lust & Love is an insightful collection of finely crafted stories.”
— San Francisco Book Review
“[S]urprising, refreshing, and thought-provoking…. Mr. Jaffe’s tales, both sexual and sexless, have broad appeal to readers occupying places up and down the Kinsey scale…. Kudos to Mr. Jaffe.”
— Rainbow Book Reviews