Acquainted With The Night, And Other Stories

Acquainted With The Night, And Other Stories

ISBN: 0060153075

ISBN 13: 9780060153076

Publication Date: January 01, 1984

Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers

Pages: 226

Format: Hardcover

Author: Lynne Sharon Schwartz

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Lynne Sharon Schwartz is a master of tone, deft at creating realistic settings and characters. In Acquainted with the Night, she unleashes sixteen wickedly smart, wholly believable short stories. In the title story, for instance, a man’s nocturnal battle against a floating globule in his eye forces him to question his very state of being. In “Mrs. Saunders Writes to the World,” an anonymous old woman attempts to force people to know her first name by writing “FRANNY” in big red letters all over her neighborhood. In another, a girl must to deal with the increasingly juvenile actions of her divorced mother. By turns darkly humorous, moving, and witty, Acquainted with the Night demonstrates Schwartz’s genius for detail.

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