Author: Samantha Hunt Full Title: The Dark Dark: Stories Publisher: FSG Originals (July 18, 2017) Year: 2017 ISBN-13: 9780374282134 (978-0-374-28213-4), 9780374716523 (978-0-374-71652-3) ISBN-10: 0374282137, 0374716528 Pages: 256 Language: English Genre: Fiction > Short Stories File type: EPUB (True) Quality: 10/10 Price: $15.00 From the acclaimed author of Mr. Splitfoot, Samantha Hunt's first collection of stories, The Dark Dark, blends the literary and the fantastic and brings us characters on the verge—girls turning into women, women turning into deer, people doubling or becoming ghosts, and more 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. Biography: Samantha Hunt’s novel, Mr. Splitfoot, is about orphans who talk to the dead. It connects con artists, mothers and meteors in a subversive ghost story. The Dark Dark, Hunt's first collection of short stories, maps fear of the night. Hunt’s second book, The Invention of Everything Else, a novel about inventor Nikola Tesla, was a finalist for the Orange Prize and winner of the Bard Fiction Prize. Her first novel, The Seas, won a National Book Foundation award for writers under thirty-five. Hunt’s fiction has been published in The New Yorker, McSweeney's, Tin House, the New York Times and a number of other fine publications. ------------- Damnant quod non intellegunt!