Great news for anyone who likes really good fiction.
Kate Blackwell's highly praised short story collection - You Won't Remember This - is now available in paperback.
About the book:
Twelve stories about characters who are outwardly unremarkable, but whose fraught inner lives are exposed, nerve by nerve, by the situations they must deal with, along with the strange—but entirely believable—actions they must choose. A young husband deals with his charged, erotic feelings toward his dying wife. A bride composes a list of books to get her through her marriage,” saving Proust for her forties. A married couple is reunited with the man who almost tore apart their marriage years ago. A woman leaves her son in the bathtub while she runs errands. Each character is on the edge of a precipice that is both familiar and dangerous. Some spanning decades, others a few hours, the stories play out their tensions and conflicts with surprising consequences.
Here's just a sample of what readers have said:
"A collection of well-crafted, satisfying stories. The dialogue rings true, the characters are authentic--I'm sure I've met some of them before. I rotated these alongside stories by Cheever, Toibin, Ben Fountain, and whatever I was putting my hands on at the time, and these stood their ground. Ms. Blackwell is a real short story writer."
"A poetic, profound, and masterly crafted collection of stories. Blackwell's writing blends the elegance and entertainment of southern storytelling with her own unique voice. It was one of those books to which I wanted to return and didn't want to put down. No story disappointed."
"A sweet collection of short stories to savor. I highly recommend this book. I loved every story in it. A great read."
"One of those few short story collections you can open and immediately fall into, forgetting everything else. Black's characters are curious, rich and rounded, and the stories are complex but believable, centering around the subtleties of southern life and culture."
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