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The Theory of Light & Matter

The Theory of Light & Matter

Andrew Porter

  • awardWinner, Flannery O’Connor Award for Short Fiction
  • 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.

    STORIES IN THIS COLLECTION

    Hole
    Coyotes
    Azul
    The Theory of Light and Matter
    River Dog
    Departure
    Merkin
    Storms
    Skin
    Connecticut

    Andrew Porter
    About the Author

    A graduate of Iowa Writers’ Workshop, Andrew Porter has received a Pushcart prize, a James Michener/Copernicus Fellowship, and the W. K. Rose Fellowship in the Creative Arts. His award-winning fiction has appeared in One Story, Epoch, The Threepenny Review, and on NPR’s Selected Stories. He teaches at Trinity University in San Antonio, Texas....

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    Extent:
    192 pp
    Format:
    Paperback
    Text publication date:
    1 March 2010
    ISBN:
    9781921656057
    AU Price:
    $27.95
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    andThe Theory of Light & Matter

    ‘Andrew Porter has the kind of voice one can accept as universal—honest and grave, with transparency as its adornment.’

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