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Black light : stories

Author: Kimberly King Parsons
Publisher: New York : Vintage Books, a division of Penguin Random House LLC, 2019.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"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.  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Fiction
Short stories
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Kimberly King Parsons
ISBN: 9780525563501 0525563504
OCLC Number: 1109796738
Notes: "A Vintage Books original"--Title page verso.
Awards: Longlisted National Book Awards, 2019.
Description: 211 pages : 20 cm
Contents: Guts --
In our circle --
Glow hunter --
The animal part --
Foxes --
The soft no --
We don't come natural to it --
The light will pour in --
Into the fold --
Black light --
Fiddlebacks --
Starlite.
Other Titles: Short stories.
Responsibility: Kimberly King Parsons.

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"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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