The Dark and Other Love Stories

The Dark and Other Love Stories

Book - 2017 | First edition.
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The characters in these thirteen masterful and engaging stories exist on the edge of danger, where landscapes melt into dreamscapes and every house is haunted. A drug dealer's girlfriend signs up for the first manned mission to Mars. A girl falls in love with a man who wants to turn her into a bird. A teenaged girl and her best friend test their relationship by breaking into suburban houses. A wife finds a gaping hole in the floor of the home she shares with her husband, a hole that only she can see. Full of longing and strange humor, these subtle, complex stories--about the love between a man and his pet crow, an alcoholic and his AA sponsor, a mute migrant and a newspaper reporter--show how love ties us to each other and to the world. The Dark and Other Love Stories announces the emergence of a wonderfully gifted storyteller whose stories enlarge our perceptions about the human capacity to love.
Publisher: New York : W. W. Norton & Company, [2017]
Edition: First edition.
ISBN: 9780393285895
Branch Call Number: FIC WILLIS
Characteristics: 254 pages ; 22 cm


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Explore the depths of what love drives us to do--from our most basic primal urges of addiction to the lofty aspirations of redemption.

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Nov 08, 2017

This punchy little collection of off-beat stories provided an enjoyable escape. It's always fun to read collection set in places I recognize, in this case, the Lower Mainland (Vancouver BC and the surrounding region).


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