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By Light We Knew Our Names - by Anne Valente (Paperback)

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Number of Pages: 224

Genre: Fiction + Literature Genres

Sub-Genre: Short Stories (single author)

Format: Paperback

Publisher: Dzanc Books

Age Range: Adult

Author: Anne Valente

Language: English

TCIN: 16311098
UPC: 9781936873623
Item Number (DPCI): 247-30-9697


"In these wonderful stories, Anne Valente shows again and again her talent for extracting the obsessions and anxieties and wonder of childhood, then extrapolating them across the whole of a life: Here feelings manifest as objects, relationships exist as gifts physically given, and every page contains a thrilling combination of sadness and joy, humor and loss, science and mystery and magic. By Light We Knew Our Names is a striking debut, reminiscent of Aimee Bender and Lorrie Moore, but with a bright promise all its own." --Matt Bell, author of In the House Upon the Dirt Between the Lake and the Woods

"In general, issues trump characterization in these stories; well-crafted and perhaps overly solemn, they are the kind of fare that used to appear in the 'better' women's magazines. Valente's territory may be small, but she covers it with insight and depth." -- Publishers Weekly

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