In Between Days

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Text Publishing Company, Sep 26, 2012 - Fiction - 304 pages
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In Between Days is Andrew Porter's long-awaited follow-up to the critically acclaimed short-story collection The Theory of Light and Matter.

Elson is drinking to numb the pain of his broken marriage. His ex-wife lies in a stranger's bed, lonely and waiting for dawn. Their son Richard, a young gay poet, is stunted by a fear of artistic failure. And then there is Chloe. The daughter. The one in love. The one in trouble with the law. The one on the run.

This is a novel about the vagaries of love and family, about betrayal and forgiveness, about the possibility and impossibility of coming home.

A graduate of Iowa Writers' Workshop, Andrew Porter has received a Pushcart prize, a James Michener/Copernicus Fellowship, and the W. K. Rose Fellowship in the Creative Arts. His award-winning fiction has appeared in One Story, Epoch, The Threepenny Review, and on NPR's Selected Stories. He teaches at Trinity University in San Antonio, Texas. The Theory of Light and Matter won the Flannery O'Connor Award for Short Fiction.

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'He has the kind of voice one can accept as universal - honest and grave, with transparency as its adornment.' Marilynne Robinson

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User Review  - mckall08 - LibraryThing

The last review give a good resume of the plot. I can reject a book unread by "judging it by it's cover." I'm a little surprised I read "In Between Days" with the valley girl cover. Anyway, I liked ... Read full review

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User Review  - chrisblocker - LibraryThing

In Between Days by Andrew Porter is a suspenseful family drama. An accurate, if labored, portrayal of the modern American family, In Between Days is not for those readers looking for a feel-good story ... Read full review

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A graduate of Iowa Writers' Workshop, Andrew Porter has received a Pushcart prize, a James Michener/Copernicus Fellowship, and the W. K. Rose Fellowship in the Creative Arts. His award-winning fiction has appeared in One Story, Epoch, The Threepenny Review, and on NPR's Selected Stories. He teaches at Trinity University in San Antonio, Texas. Porter is the author of The Theory of Light and Matter, which won the Flannery O'Connor Award for Short Fiction.

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