I Knew You'd Be Lovely

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Crown/Archetype, Jul 5, 2011 - Fiction - 240 pages
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Alethea Black's deeply moving and wholly original debut features a coterie of memorable characters who have reached emotional crossroads in their lives. Brimming with humor, irony, and insights about the unpredictable nature of life, the unbearable beauty of fate, and the power that one moment, or one decision, can have to transform us, I Knew You'd Be Lovely delivers that rare thing—stories with both an edge and a heart.


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I liked the vast majority of these stories, that never happens. Quietly surprising collection. that of which we cannot speak, the only way out is through, good in a crisis, the laziest form of ... Read full review

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So I'll just admit I'm a sucker for short stories. There's something about such small windows into life that gets me every time, and for a truly excellent writer, I always marvel at how they managed ... Read full review

Contents

THAT OF WHICH WE CANNOT SPEAK
11
THE ONLY WAY OUT IS THROUGH
28
THE LAZIEST FORM OF REVELATION
84
THE SUMMER BEFORE
95
MOLLUSK MAKES A COMEBACK
109
WE VE GOT A GREAT FUTURE BE HIND US
152
THE FAR SIDE OF THE MOON
190
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Alethea Black was born in Boston and graduated from Harvard College in 1991. Her work has won the Arts & Letters prize, been cited as distinguished in The Best American Short Stories, and appeared in nearly a dozen literary magazines, including The Kenyon Review, The Antioch Review, and Narrative.


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