The Dark Dark

Publisher details

The Dark Dark
Author
Samantha Hunt
Publisher
Fsg Originals
Genre
Fiction
Released
18 July, 2017

Synopsis

"Wields such a subtle and alien power . . . Wonderfully spooky." -Jia Tolentino, The New Yorker"A feminist manifesto threaded through imaginative fiction; it's the most evocative, impressive collection I've read this year." -Daniel Johnson, The Paris Review From the acclaimed author of Mr. Splitfoot, Samantha Hunt's first collection of stories, The Dark Dark, blends the literary and the fantastic and brings us characters on the verge-girls turning into women, women turning into deer, people doubling or becoming ghosts, and moreStep into The Dark Dark, where an award-winning, acclaimed novelist debuts her first collection of short stories and conjures entire universes in just a few pages-conjures, splits in half, mines for humor, destroys with absurdity, and regenerates. In prose that sparkles and haunts, Samantha Hunt playfully pushes the bounds of the expected and fills every corner with vibrant life, imagining numerous ways in which the weird might poke its way through the mundane. Each of these ten haunting, inventive tales brings us to the brink-of creation, mortality and immortality, infidelity and transformation, technological innovation and historical revision, loneliness and communion, and every kind of love.Laced with lyricism, hope, Hunt's characteristic sly wit, and her unflinching gaze into the ordinary horrors of human existence, The Dark Dark celebrates the mysteries and connections that swirl around us. It's never all the same, Hunt tells us. It changes a tiny bit every time. See for yourself.  
Samantha Hunt
About the author

Samantha Hunt

Samantha Hunt is an American novelist, essayist and short-story writer. Her stories and essays have appeared in New Yorker, New York Times Magazine, McSweeney'sTin House, and plenty more.

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