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This Place You Return to Is Home

Kirsty Gunn


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The author of Rain and The Keepsake, Kirsty Gunn has received international acclaim and established herself as a uniquely powerful and significant young voice -- "a young master", in the words of the Los Angeles Times. Now Gunn gives us a collection of short stories that astonish with the resonant spareness of her craft. In these stories, mothers escape to remote country villages, making prisoners of their young children. A young man is made an indentured servant by his father, his violence atoning for loneliness. A wife comes to fear the closeness of her own husband's attentions. Haunted by the past, these stories explore the paradox of home as both a place of departure and return, comprising a range of voices portrayed with breathtaking skill. This Place You Return To Is Home cements Kirsty Gunn's reputation as one of our most talented young writers.

Grove Press, 9780802136824, 208pp.

Publication Date: March 2, 2000