Light Without Heat: Stories
Matthew Kirkpatrick’s debut, Light without Heat, is an inventive, surprising collection of short stories full of odd, marginal characters rendered with surreal humor and lyrical, often beautiful language.
Formally playful, these stories take the shape of biographies, instructions, glossaries, and diagrams, all ultimately in the service of depicting characters with emotional intensity.
Stories in the collection explore the flawed nature of memory, workplace malaise, the isolation of home, and the last throes of ending love. No two stories in Light without Heat are the same, yet all of them work toward sharing human experience in new, innovative ways.
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Review: Light without Heat: StoriesUser Review - Gabriel - Goodreads
"Formally playful, these stories take the shape of biographies, instructions, glossaries, and diagrams, all ultimately in the service of depicting characters with emotional intensity," says the book ... Read full review
Review: Light without Heat: StoriesUser Review - Aaron Cance - Goodreads
An innovative debut! Kirkpatrick is an extremely talented young writer with a real knack for sensitive evocation of character and a delicate rendering of many of the subtle nuances of everyday life ... Read full review
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