A Blind Man Can See How Much I Love You: Stories

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Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group, Jul 8, 2009 - Fiction - 174 pages
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Amy Bloom was nominated for a National Book Award for her first collection, Come to Me, and her fiction has appeared in The New Yorker, Story, Antaeus, and other magazines, and in The Best American Short Stories and Prize Stories: The O. Henry Awards. In her new collection, she enhances her reputation as a true artist of the form.

Here are characters confronted with tragedy, perplexed by emotions, and challenged to endure whatever modern life may have in store. A loving mother accompanies her daughter in her journey to become a man, and discovers a new, hopeful love. A stepmother and stepson meet again after fifteen years and a devastating mistake, and rediscover their familial affection for each other. And in "The Story," a widow bent on seducing another woman's husband constructs and deconstructs her story until she has "made the best and happiest ending" possible "in this world."


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A second collection of eight gritty, wisecracking, rudely contemporary urban stories from the Connecticut psychotherapist and highly praised author (Come to Me, 1993; Love Invents Us, 1997).Bloom ... Read full review

Contents

A Blind ManCan See How MuchI Love You
Rowing to Eden
Night Vision
Light into Dark
Stars at Elbow and Foot
Hold Tight
The Gates Are Closing
The Story
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About the author (2009)

Amy Bloom is the author of Come to Me, a collection of stories, and Love Invents Us, a novel. Her work has appeared in The New Yorker, Antaeus, Story, Mirabella, Self, Vogue, and Talk, among other publications, and in many anthologies here and abroad, including The Best American Short Stories; Prize Stories: The O. Henry Awards; The Secret Self: A Century of Short Stories by Women; and The Scribner Anthology of Contemporary Short Fiction. Also a practicing psychotherapist, she lives in Connecticut.


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