Black Light

Black Light

by Kimberly King Parsons

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Overview

LONGLISTED FOR THE NATIONAL BOOK AWARD

“The stories in Black Light are grimy and weird, surprising, utterly lush. . . . I loved every moment of this book.” —Carmen Maria Machado, author of Her Body and Other Parties


With raw, poetic ferocity, Kimberly King Parsons exposes desire’s darkest hollows—those hidden places where most of us are afraid to look. In this debut collection of enormously perceptive and brutally unsentimental short stories, Parsons illuminates the ache of first love, the banality of self-loathing, the scourge of addiction, the myth of marriage, and the magic and inevitable disillusionment of childhood.
 
Taking us from hot Texas highways to cold family kitchens, from the freedom of pay-by-the-hour motels to the claustrophobia of private school dorms, these stories erupt off the page with a primal howl—sharp-voiced, acerbic, and wise.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780525563501
Publisher: Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
Publication date: 08/13/2019
Pages: 224
Sales rank: 116,577
Product dimensions: 5.21(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.67(d)

About the Author

Born in Lubbock, Texas, Kimberly King Parsons received her MFA from Columbia University. Her fiction has been published in The Paris ReviewBest Small Fictions 2017Black Warrior ReviewNo TokensNinth Letter, and The Kenyon Review, among others.

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