The Dark Dark (Paperback)
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The Dark Dark (Paperback)

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Paperback 256 Pages / Published: 13/09/2018
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A Best Book of the Year: NPR, Vogue, The Huffington Post, The Chicago Review of Books, The National Post, Electric Literature, Kirkus

'Wields such a subtle and alien power . . . Wonderfully spooky' Jia Tolentino, The New Yorker

'A feminist manifesto threaded through imaginative fiction; it's the most evocative, impressive collection I've read this year' Daniel Johnson, The Paris Review


Step into The Dark Dark, where an award-winning, acclaimed novelist debuts her first collection of short stories and conjures entire universes in just a few pages - conjures, splits in half, mines for humor, destroys with absurdity, and regenerates. In prose that sparkles and haunts, Samantha Hunt playfully pushes the bounds of the expected and fills every corner with vibrant life, imagining numerous ways in which the weird might poke its way through the mundane. Each of these ten haunting, inventive tales brings us to the brink of creation, mortality and immortality, infidelity and transformation, technological innovation and historical revision, loneliness and communion, and every kind of love.

Laced with lyricism, hope, Hunt's characteristic sly wit, and her unflinching gaze into the ordinary horrors of human existence, The Dark Dark celebrates the mysteries and connections that swirl around us. It's never all the same, Hunt tells us. It changes a tiny bit every time. See for yourself.

Publisher: Little, Brown Book Group
ISBN: 9781472154255
Number of pages: 256
Weight: 238 g
Dimensions: 131 x 200 x 19 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
Each of the stories in this collection harbors a surreal twist . . . Hunt lingers over such moments just long enough to suggest that the phantasmagorical can be found in any situation, no matter how banal * The New Yorker *
These stories have an eerie fairytale quality to them . . . utterly beguiling . . . Spellbinding. * Daily Mail *
A feminist manifesto threaded through imaginative fiction; it's the most evocative, impressive collection I've read this year * The Paris Review *

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