A modern take on an old tale of two couples and their infidelity .
Implicitly the reader takes sides.
Who commits the greater sin?
The entitled widow and her unrelenting privilege - or the husband and his
meek acquiescence?
Which is worse ?
The disloyalty revealed with cruel aplomb- or not at all and unspoken?
Tessa Hadley’s Late in the Day is more appealing and thoughtful than Mazursky’s

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