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Talking in the Dark: Stories
Beautifully crafted and movingly told, the stories in Talking in the Dark read like small exquisite novels. From betrayal to sacrifice, obsession to abandonment, each tale speaks the truth of the underside of love, evoking images of lowered voices and shared confessions. A single mother, haunted by loneliness and self-doubt, sleeps with her daughter's teenage boyfriend, an ...more
Paperback, 228 pages
Published June 19th 2002 by Mariner Books
(first published April 16th 2001)
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I gotta say that I wasn't drawn into this collection, either. Its not that Ms. Louis isn't very descriptive with her writing (as Dream stated, these stories read a bit like poetry), itwas more that I felt no empathy for any of the characters - none of the stories resinated with me. If I were forced to claim a favorite, I would say it was "Rudy's Two Wives".
I loved the cultural content. Lots of emotional searching, longing and heartbreak. The strange character connections intrigued me. The last story unfortunately was hard to follow at times but I like how it referred to a previous story as a way of providing some kind of closure.