Talking in the Dark: Stories
Beautifully crafted and movingly told, the stories in Talking in the Dark read like small exquisite novels. From betrayal to sacrifice, obsession to abandonment, each tale speaks the truth of the underside of love, evoking images of lowered voices and shared confessions. A single mother, haunted by loneliness and self-doubt, sleeps with her daughter's teenage boyfriend, and, in a scene of frightening family tension, turns her rage not toward the husband who abandoned her, but toward her daughter. A tennis player experiencing her first love becomes the victim of a young man's dangerous obsession.
In prose filled with the subterfuges of desire and need, vibrant with the promise of love's birth or rebirth, Laura Glen Louis exposes the deepest chords of intimacy and imagines worlds that are layered and complete. Talking in the Dark showcases her original voice, one that arrives fully mature--incisive, unsparing, and ultimately hopeful.
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TALKING IN THE DARK: StoriesUser Review - Jane Doe - Kirkus
A lyrical if uneven debut collection depicts the lives of intelligent women—many of them Chinese-American, most in middle age—in varying stages of despair.Five of the eight the stories center on ... Read full review
Talking in the dark: storiesUser Review - Not Available - Book Verdict
Louis, winner of the Katherine Anne Porter Prize for her first short story in 1990, here presents a stunning new collection. Like their author, who emigrated from Hong Kong at the age of six, many of ... Read full review
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