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BLACK LIGHT

Kimberly King Parsons

With raw, poetic ferocity, Kimberly King Parsons exposes desire’s darkest hollows: those hidden places where most of us are afraid to look. In BLACK LIGHT, her debut collection of enormously perceptive and brutally unsentimental short stories, she 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 childhood.

Taking 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 nostalgia.

Kimberly King Parson will be in conversation with Chad Miller to discuss BLACK LIGHT.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Born in Lubbock, KIMBERLY KING PARSONS received her MFA from Columbia University. Her fiction has been published in Best Small Fictions 2017, New South, Black Warrior Review, No Tokens, Joyland, Ninth Letter, and The Kenyon Review, among others.

Chad Miller is a queer artist living in Austin, Texas, writing a novel about a forgotten kiss and a second chance. His work has appeared in No Tokens, Cosmonauts Avenue, Columbia, Jellyfish Review, Electric Literature, among others. Visit him at www.chadrobertmiller.com.

Tuesday, August 20th, 6:00PM
Event address: 
10720 Preston Road
Ste 1009B
Dallas, TX 75230
Black Light: Stories Cover Image
$15.00
ISBN: 9780525563501
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Vintage - August 13th, 2019