A Day, a Night, Another Day, Summer
By Christine Schutt
(Triquarterly Books, Hardcover, 9780810151536, 168pp.)
Publication Date: May 2005
Other Editions of This Title: Paperback
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Schutt's indomitable, original talent is once again on full display in each of these deeply informed, intensely realized stories. Many of the narratives take place in a space as small as a house, where the doors are many and what is hidden behind these thin domestic barriers tends towards violence, abusive sex, and mental anguish. Schutt opens these doors in sudden, bold moments that also reveal how the characters are often hopeful, even optimistic. With a style that is at once sensual and spare, dreamlike and deliberate, she exposes the terrible intimacy of the rooms and corridors of our innermost lives.