Where the God of Love Hangs Out: Fiction

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Random House Publishing Group, Jan 12, 2010 - Fiction - 224 pages
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Love, in its many forms and complexities, weaves through this collection by Amy Bloom, theNew York Times bestselling author of Away. Bloom’s astonishing and astute stories illuminate the mysteries of passion, family, and friendship. A young woman is haunted by her roommate’s murder; a man and his daughter-in-law confess their sins in the unlikeliest of places; two middle-aged, married friends find themselves surprisingly drawn to each other, risking all for their love but never underestimating the cost. Propelled by Bloom’s dazzling prose, unmistakable voice, and generous wit, Where the God of Love Hangs Out takes us to the margins and the centers of people’s emotional lives, exploring the changes that come with love and loss.
 

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User Review  - Cheryl_in_CC_NV - LibraryThing

Wow. I've loved some of Amy Bloom's stories. These were just yucky. The style might have been graceful, but I couldn't tell. The perspective shifts from now to nostalgia were disturbing enough - but ... Read full review

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User Review  - amydelpo - LibraryThing

Wonderful writing, interesting subject matter. The first four stories blew me away -- both in the quality of the prose and in the subject matter (old people with love lives!). The rest of the stories ... Read full review

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Contents

YOUR BORDERS YOUR RIVERS YOUR TINY VILLAGES
LOVE TO SEE YOU COMING I HATE TO SEE YOU
COMPASSION AND MERCY BETWEEN HERE AND HERE
Lionel and Julia
LIGHT INTO DARK
FORT USELESS AND FORT RIDICULOUS
BYANDBY
WHERE THE GOD OF LOVE HANGS

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Amy Bloom is the author of the bestselling and acclaimed Away; Come to Me, a National Book Award finalist; A Blind Man Can See How Much I Love You, nominated for the National Book Critics Circle Award; Love Invents Us; and Normal. Her stories have appeared in The Best American Short Stories, O. Henry Prize Short Stories, The Scribner Anthology of Contemporary Short Fiction, and many other anthologies here and abroad. She has written for The New Yorker, The New York Times Magazine, The Atlantic Monthly, Vogue, Granta, and Slate, among other publications, and has won a National Magazine Award. Bloom teaches creative writing at Yale University.
 


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