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“Like Raymond Carver, she sketches scenes from the lives of ordinary, unhappy people with thin but vivid strokes that make the reader pause and think about what has happened.”Nicholas Patterson, The Boston Phoenix
This Place You Return To Is Home
978-0-8021-3682-4 • $12.00 • Paperback • Apr. 2000
With just two novels, the author of Rain and The Keepsake has received international acclaim and established herself as a uniquely powerful, evocative, and significant voice - "a young master" in the words of the Los Angeles Times. Now Kirsty Gunn gives us a collection of short stories that astonishes with the resonant spareness and lyricism of her craft.
In these stories, mothers escape to remote country villages, making prisoners of their children. A young man is made an indentured servant by his father, his violence atoning for loneliness. A wife comes to fear the closeness of her own husband's attentions. Haunted by the past, these stories explore the paradox of home as a place of both departure and return, comprising a range of voices portrayed with breathtaking skill. This Place You Return to Is Home cements Kirsty Gunn's reputation as one of our most talented writers.