The Dark Dark


Strange things happen all the time, but how should we react when they poke their way into our lives?

By Samantha Hunt Read by Christa Lewis Fiction / Literary / Short Stories & Collections English, Unabridged 6h 42m Sell Sheet
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6 Audio CDs July 18, 2017 $59.99 $47.99 9781520073798 Add to Cart
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							In these marvelously inventive stories, Samantha Hunt imagines numerous ways in which human lives might be altered by the otherworldly: an FBI agent falls in love with a robot built for a suicide mission; a young woman unintentionally cheats on her husband when she is transformed into a deer; two strangers become lovers and find themselves responsible for the resurrection of a dog; a woman tries to start her life anew after the loss of a child but riddles that new life with lies; thirteen pregnant teenagers develop a strange relationship with the founding fathers of American history; a lonely woman's fertility treatments become the stuff of science fiction. With offbeat humor and an unguarded gaze, Hunt conjures stories that urge an understanding of youth and mortality, magnification and loss - and that hold out hope that we can come to know one another deeply as we stand side-by-side observing this mysterious universe we've found ourselves in.

"These short stories are works of dark, dark magic that skitter between worlds both recognizable and wholly new. Fans of Hunt's work will revel in her first story collection, which marries her signature flare for the fantastic with keen observation and sharp prose...Grab your comforter and a flashlight for this tour de force collection from one of our most inventive storytellers." - Kirkus Reviews, Starred Review

"Designed to jolt and beguile...This excellent, inventive rife with observant asides, sly humor, and surprises." - Publishers Weekly, Starred Review

"Samantha Hunt is poised to break through as one of our major fiction writers." - The Boston Globe

"The Dark Dark...wields such a subtle and alien power that I couldn't read more than a couple of pieces in a sitting without feeling like some witchy substance was working its way through my blood...Wonderfully spooky." - Jia Tolento, The New Yorker

"The Dark Dark reads like a feminist manifesto threaded through imaginative fiction; it’s the most evocative, impressive collection I’ve read this year." - Daniel Johnson, The Paris Review

Book of the Week - Publishers Weekly; iBooks Best Book of July; Staff Pick - Paris Review; Books by Women Writers to Read This Summer - W Magazine; Book You Need to Read This Summer - Chicago Review of Books; Selected for NPR's Best Books of 2017 - Awards

"Hunt is the master of the lovely and strange..." - NPR

"Narrator Christa Lewis draws on a pleasant range of pitch and texture to give individual voice to each character in this story collection. Using accents sparingly but appropriately, she adds a layer that would be missed by a visual reader." - AudioFile