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.
Author Christine Schutt
Title First Published 01 April 2000
Nb of pages 129 p.
Publication Date 01 April 2000
Nb of pages 129
Dimensions 5.5 x 8.5 in.
List Price $10.95
"Unsettling insights and beautifully stylized prose propel Schutt's impressive first book. The writing is spare and the stories brief, creating an effect akin to prose poetry . . . Schutt excels at
"Spare and polished, Schutt's stories explore love, forbidden or celebrated (sometimes both)—how it saves and destroys, and hurts and exalts. Settings are domestic and familiar, yet made disturbing
"These seemingly interconnected stories are about women: a daughter molested by a father, a mother, the daughter grown up and become a mother. Usually no names are given, and when they are they
"Each sentence of Nightwork has its own particular identity, each story has its own impressive gravity. The sense of urgency, of necessity is sustained through this work from the first page to the last. Admirable, unusual prose." -Lydia Davis
"Christine Schutt is an amazing writer. Her sentences are new needles pushed under your skin, and the effect is akin to what follows the injection: You think you didn't just read these stories, you dreamed them." -Brad Watson
"Christine Schutt takes us into the darkest reaches of a woman's experience and offers us a vision of tenderness and rage. Here are lovers, mothers with their children, sisters, friends and kin
"Here is irresistible, jeweled prose, carried bravely up, word by precise word, phrase by exhilarating phrase, from a psychic underworld which tells us we are, all of us, rife with the powers of beauty and terror and tenderest regard." -Melissa Pritchard
"Only rarely does a short story writer arrive who redefines the genre, stakes out absolutely new territory in subject and style, widening our sense of the dimensions of being human and showing
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Genres : Fiction : Short Stories
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Countries : United States of America