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Almost Dark (Paperback) (Letitia Trent)
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Claire, a private and outwardly content librarian, carries a secret: she is wracked with guilt over her twin brother Sam's accidental death fifteen years earlier. Claire's quiet life is threatened when Justin, an aggressive business developer, announces the renovation of Farmington's oldest textile factory, which is the scene of Sam's death along with many other mysterious accidents throughout its long history. Claire not only feels a personal connection to the factory, but she also begins to receive "visitations" from her brother, which cause her to question her sanity. As Justin moves forward with his plans to renew the factory, Claire, and the town as a whole, discover that in Farmington, there is no clear line between the past and the present.
Letitia Trent grew up in Vermont and Oklahoma, and studied at Ohio State University. Her first novel,Echo Lake, is available from Dark House Press/Curbside Splendor. Trent's work has appeared in theDenver Quarterly, the Black Warrior Review, Fence, diode,Sou'Wester, Folio, the Journal, Mipoesias, Ootoliths,Blazevox, and many others. Her first full-length poetry collection, One Perfect Bird, is available from Sundress Publications. Her chapbooks includeYou aren't in this movie (dancing girl press), Splice (Blue Hour Press) andThe Medical Diaries (Scantily Clad Press). She was the 2010 winner of the Alumni Flash Writing Award from the Ohio State University's the Journal and has been awarded fellowships from The Vermont Studio Center and the MacDowell Colony. Her novel,Almost Dark, will be published by Chizine Publications in 2016 and a chapbook,The Women In Charge, will be out from Dancing Girl Press in 2015. Letitia lives in Colorado with her husband, son, and three cats.