The Secret Habit Of Sorrow (eBook)
de Victoria Patterson
Sobre o livro
Victoria Patterson, whose writingVanity Fair has called "brutal, deeply empathetic, and emotionally wrenching," returns with a new collection of stories that contains echoes of Denis Johnson and Raymond Carver, along with the emotional depth and density of Elena Ferrante.
"Patterson is on a mission to bring our ghosts out of the shadows. These stories shine with empathy and find the humanness in all our struggles." Joshua Mohr, author ofAll This Life
There's a pitch-perfect blend of linguistic dexterity, emotional wisdom, and wry observation inThe Secret Habit of Sorrow. The characters in these stories feel like people you know, their struggles real. Patterson's prose has a Denis Johnson re-filtered through Raymond Carver-vibe, along with the emotional depth and density of Elena Ferrante. Whether it be the ties between women and their own and each other's infants, the struggles of parenthood, or the trials that come with excessive drinking and drug abuse, Patterson has an amazing ability to convey relationships, and how our bonds can both save and destroy us.
Her previous collection of stories,Drift, was a finalist for the California Book Award and the Story Prize, and was selected as one of the best books of 2009 byThe San Francisco Chronicle.