James Salter authored numerous books, including the novels All That Is, Solo Faces, Light Years, A Sport and a Pastime, The Arm of Flesh (revised as Cassada), and The Hunters; the memoirs Gods of Tin and Burning the Days; the collections Dusk and Other Stories, which won the 1989 PEN/Faulkner Award, and Last Night, which won the Rea Award for the Short Story and the PEN/Malamud Award; and Life Is Meals: A Food Lover's Book of Days, written with his wife, Kay Salter. He died in 2015.
"Extraordinary . . . at once tender, exultant, unabashedly sexual,
sensual, and profoundly sad. Light Years is a
--Elizabeth Benedict, Philadelphia Inquirer
"Remarkable. . . . Salter celebrates the silver-and-golden
bitterness of life. Light Years . . . becomes an
unexpectedly moving ode to beautiful lives frayed by time."
--James Wolcott, Esquire "[A] twentieth-century masterpiece. At once iridescent, lyrical, mystical and magnetic."
--Bloomsbury Review "An absolutely beautiful, monstrous, important book."