Patrick Somerville




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Patrick Somerville

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I'm a fiction writer from Wisconsin, living in Chicago.


16. In Translation | LOST Rewatch:
I get a chance to be a Lost fanboy for 30 minutes on the Lost Rewatch podcast. (And prove that I’m still alive.)
Patrick talks with Patrick Somerville about writing for The Leftovers and working with Damon Lindelof.
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The Cradle
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This Bright River
3.56 of 5 stars 3.56 avg rating — 615 ratings — published 2012 — 7 editions
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The Universe in Miniature i...
4.05 of 5 stars 4.05 avg rating — 307 ratings — published 2010 — 4 editions
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Trouble: Stories
4.01 of 5 stars 4.01 avg rating — 136 ratings — published 2006 — 4 editions
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This Bright River: A Novel
4.0 of 5 stars 4.00 avg rating — 2 ratings — published 2012
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“I don't think of love in terms of relationships. It happens in terms of seconds, but it goes away like that, too. I pass a nurse, I love her, it ends when I go around a corner; at a restaurant I see a forlorn man at the table next to me, and I love him, and the conversation pulls me back, and it's ended. A patient comes in, and she is sick, and I love her, and then she dies, and I never see her again. This is what I live for. Don't think that it's sad.”
Patrick Somerville, The Universe in Miniature in Miniature

“I am a tea, he thought. I am some kind of tea. And I have wishes.”
Patrick Somerville, Trouble: Stories

“In the end nothing matters but the work. You can’t control how it’s taken, and the act of telling a story always involves a gap. Sometimes confusion is the risk of ambiguity–I say that to students all the time. It’s true at the fireside and it’s true in the parlor, and it’s true in made-up towns and New York. Two humans face one another, words come out of one, words go into the other mind through the ears and eyes of the listener. It’s a story. It’s simple. The gap is the thing. Make sure you build the bridge.”
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