In This Light : New and Selected Stories (Paperback)

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A vibrant selection of stories from the author of "Sweet Hearts "and "First, Body
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This selection of Melanie Rae Thon''s stories showcases her breathtaking ability to become each one of her characters, to move inside the bodies and minds of the dispossessed. One woman speaks for them all: "I''m your worst fear. But not the worst thing that can happen."
"In This Light "shimmers with grace as a drunk young woman hits a Native American man on a desolate Montana road, a grieving slave murders the white child she nurses and loves, and two throwaway kids dance in the twinkling lights of a Christmas tree in a stranger''s house. Thon''s searing prose reveals that the radiant heat inside us all is the hope and hunger for love.

Specifications

Publisher Farrar Straus & Giroux
Mfg Part# 9781555975852
SKU 218665866
Format Paperback
ISBN10 1555975852
Release Date 8/13/2012
Physical
Dimensions (in Inches) 8.25H x 5.5L x 0.75T
Praise
"Bluntly powerful but deeply nuanced stories from a unique voice in American fiction." (starred review)
From the Publisher
Editors Note A selection of short works by the Whiting Writers' Award-winning author of Sweet Hearts includes the story of a drunk driver who hits a Native American on a desolate Montana road, a grieving slave who murders the white child she nurses and two abandoned kids who dance in a neighbor's twinkling Christmas lights. Original.
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Book Format Paperback
Number of Pages 0270
Publisher Graywolf Press
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