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On Its Way
Black Light

Black Light

"Like a blacklight moving over a coverlet to reveal bright stains, Kimberly King Parsons illuminates the tender, needy hearts of her characters as they self-sabotage their ways through motels, parched landscapes, and each other."

Lauren A.

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Author Kimberly King Parsons
Publisher Vintage
Publication Date 2019-08-13
Section Fiction / All Staff Suggestions / Fiction Suggestions / Lauren A.
Type New
Format Paperback
ISBN 9780525563501

With raw, poetic ferocity, Kimberly King Parsons exposes desire's darkest hollows—those hidden places where most of us are afraid to look. In this debut collection of enormously perceptive and brutally unsentimental short stories, Parsons illuminates the ache of first love, the banality of self-loathing, the scourge of addiction, the myth of marriage, and the magic and inevitable disillusionment of childhood. Taking us from hot Texas highways to cold family kitchens, from the freedom of pay-by-the-hour motels to the claustrophobia of private school dorms, these stories erupt off the page with a primal howl—sharp-voiced, acerbic, and wise.

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