Acquainted with the Night: Stories by Lynne Sharon Schwartz

By Lynne Sharon Schwartz

A wealthy and various choice of tales detailing existence in all its day-by-day battles and yearnings


Lynne Sharon Schwartz is a grasp of tone, deft at growing sensible settings and characters. In Acquainted with the Night, she unleashes 16 wickedly clever, absolutely plausible brief tales. within the identify tale, for example, a man’s nocturnal conflict opposed to a floating globule in his eye forces him to question his very nation of being. In “Mrs. Saunders Writes to the World,” an nameless previous lady makes an attempt to strength humans to understand her first identify by way of writing “FRANNY” in colossal crimson letters everywhere her local. In one other, a lady needs to to accommodate the more and more juvenile activities of her divorced mother.

 

By turns darkly funny, relocating, and witty, Acquainted with the Night demonstrates Schwartz’s genius for detail.

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