Light Without Heat

By Matthew Kirkpatrick
(F2c, Paperback, 9781573661669, 176pp.)

Publication Date: March 2012

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Matthew Kirkpatrick’s debut, Light without Heat, is an inventive, surprising collection of short stories full of odd, marginal characters rendered with surreal humor and lyrical, often beautiful language.
 Formally playful, these stories take the shape of biographies, instructions, glossaries, and diagrams, all ultimately in the service of depicting characters with emotional intensity.
 Stories in the collection explore the flawed nature of memory, workplace malaise, the isolation of home, and the last throes of ending love. No two stories in Light without Heat are the same, yet all of them work toward sharing human experience in new, innovative ways.

About the Author
Matthew Kirkpatrick is the author of THE EXILES (Ricochet Editions, 2013), and Light without Heat (FC2), and is an assistant professor of English at North Central College in Naperville, Illinois.
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