Nightwork (American Literature (Dalkey Archive))

Nightwork (American Literature (Dalkey Archive))

Nightwork (American Literature (Dalkey Archive))

In this, her first collection of stories, Christine Schutt gives exquisite and provocative form to feelings and memories. "Nightwork" is a masterful dreamwork, revealing with startling clarity the dark and unsettling sexuality that lies just beneath the surface of the mundane.

From Library Journal
In Schutt's first collection of short stories, complex relationships between husband and wife, father and daughter are sensually and sometimes shockingly depicted. For instance, in one story a mother teaches her son how to kiss. These stories take a haunting look at what relationships work and do not work and what men and women are striving to obtain. The landscapes may be familiar, but the unthinkable sometimes happens. Recommended for sophisticated readers.?Vicki J. Cecil, Hartford City P.L., Ind.
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From Kirkus Reviews
A debut collection made up of 17 stories (or, in some cases, slivers of story) told in voices flattened by despair. The narrators here are mostly nameless, and the uneasy territory of their subject matter cannot readily be labeled. In the opening piece, ``You Drive,'' a grown daughter and her father cross the boundaries of any usual parent-child...

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