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With raw poetic ferocity Kimberly King Parsons exposes desire’s darkest hollows those hidden places where most of us are afraid to look In this debut collection of enormously perceptive and brutally unsentimental short stories Parsons illuminates the. EXCERPT I'm usually nervous in cars Whether I'm driving or riding I can't seem to forget that I'm in a little shellhurtling along I want a death that comes from the inside something I won't have to watch as it's happening a clot turned loose in my brain a glossy organ seizing up and shuddering in secret Car wrecks are shattered windshields and jutting bones the listless highway patrol scooping bits of you and not you off the asphalt zipping the whole mess into a bag But when Bo is driving even though she's always looking at herself in the rearview or swerving around road trash in case it's a bag of kittens my anxiety usually a thrum as steady and constant as my heartbeat is something I can smother tamp down and forget about for a while ABOUT THIS BOOK With raw poetic ferocity Kimberly King Parsons exposes desire’s darkest hollows—those hidden places where most of us are afraid to look In this debut collection of enormously perceptive and brutally unsentimental short stories Parsons illuminates the ache of first love the banality of self loathing the scourge of addiction the myth of marriage and the magic and inevitable disillusionment of childhoodTaking us from hot Texas highways to cold family kitchens from the freedom of pay by the hour motels to the claustrophobia of private school dorms these stories erupt off the page with a primal howl—sharp voiced bitter and wise Black Light contains the type of storytelling that resonates somewhere deep in the well of memory that repudiates nostalgiaMY THOUGHTS There are a lot of everyday materials that fluoresce or glow when placed under a black light A black light gives off highly energetic ultraviolet light Just as these energetic stories fluoresce and glow as they are being read And just as a black light shows up things not normally visible to the human eye these are the things that are focused upon in this collection of short stories Don't expect anything cute or heartwarming The author focuses on the seamier side of life the bits that happen but nobody talks about the bits that are swept under the carpet and glossed over It is our fears and disappointments that she focuses on not our dreams aspirations and achievements Some of the stories border on the bizarre all are slightly strange but very very real This was an interesting read one that deserves not to be hurried These stories bear a closer inspection and I will be giving them a second read My two favourites in this collection are Fiddlebacks and Starlite #BlackLight #NetGalley😉🤔😏🙄THE AUTHOR Kimberly King Parsons is the author of the short story collection Black Light forthcoming from Vintage August 13 2019 and the novel The Boiling River forthcoming from Knopf in 2020ish Her fiction has been published or is forthcoming in The Paris Review Best Small Fictions 2017 New South Black Warrior Review No Tokens Joyland Ninth Letter Kenyon Review and elsewhere Her book reviews and interviews have appeared in Bookforum Fanzine Time Out New York The Millions and elsewhere She lives with her partner and sons in Portland OR where she is completing a novel about Texas motherhood and LSD DISCLOSURE Thank you to Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group Vintage via Netgalley for providing a digital ARC of Black Light by Kimberly King Parsons for review All opinions expressed in this review are entirely my own personal opinions For an explanation of my rating system please refer to my profile page on Goodreadscom or the about page on sandysbookadaywordpresscom This review and others are also published on Twitter and my webpage Zero us are afraid to look In this debut collection of enormously perceptive and brutally The Parachute Drop unsentimental short stories Parsons illuminates the. 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Ache of first love the banality of self loathing the scourge of addiction the myth of marriage and the magic and inevitable disillusionment of childhoodTaking us from hot Texas highways to cold family kitchens from the freedom of pay by the hour motel. Is Friday Night Lights meets Ottessa Moshfegh a thing Because this collection is kind of like that unafraid of being dark or weird or gross and set within the wandering vacant emptiness of Texas or anyplace far enough away for you to feel like there's no one else around These are my favorite kinds of stories with sharp surprising sentences and characters full of wanting and loneliness resourcefulness and humor Diamonds in the Snow us from hot Texas highways to cold family kitchens from the freedom of pay by the hour motel. Is Friday Night Lights meets Ottessa Moshfegh a thing Because this collection is kind of like that The Worlds Wealthiest Losers unafraid of being dark or weird or gross and set within the wandering vacant emptiness of Texas or anyplace far enough away for you to feel like there's no one else around These are my favorite kinds of stories with sharp surprising sentences and characters full of wanting and loneliness resourcefulness and humor

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S to the claustrophobia of private school dorms these stories erupt off the page with a primal howl sharp voiced bitter and wise Black Light contains the type of storytelling that resonates somewhere deep in the well of memory that repudiates nostalgia. This hyper realistic short story collection is dark and depressing and with prose not always sharp enough to work for me The stories are mostly about people in the middle of bad decisions; not necessarily life threatening bad decisions but rather smaller mundane ones Often these decisions involve neglect neglect of their own bodies their living environment or most tragically their children In subject matter it reminded me of Lidia Yuknavitch's writing who makes an appearance in the acknowledgements but writing wise it could not reach her brilliance I did not love the way Parsons wrote about weight and sadly too many of her protagonists were unkind about either their own bodies or the bodies of othersI received an arc of this book courtesy of NetGalley and the publisher in exchange for an honest review