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These ten stories offer a stunning vision of contemporary American suburbia, littered with tension, heartbreak and revelations. Andrew Porter’s stories take readers across the country—from rural Pennsylvania to Southern California to the quiet streets of Connecticut.
At the heart of each story characters struggle to find meaning in their daily lives. Among them a college student searches for her soul mate, a young man reconstructs the memory of a friend’s deadly fall, and two neighbours share an intimate secret.
This is the work of an important new voice in American fiction.
The Theory of Light and Matter
‘Andrew Porter has the kind of voice one can accept as universal—honest and grave, with transparency as its adornment.’