Paperback Verge / Lidia Yuknavitch.
Publication year: 2021
Publisher: Riverhead Books
Resource type: Physical
ISBN: 0525534881 9780525534884 (pbk.) :
Originally published: 2020.
LONGLISTED FOR THE STORY PRIZENamed one of the Best Books of the Year by Bustle and Lit HubA fiercely empathetic group portrait of the marginalized and outcast in moments of crisis, from one of the most galvanizing voices in American fiction. Lidia Yuknavitch is a writer of rare insight into the jagged boundaries between pain and survival. Her characters are scarred by the unchecked hungers of others and themselves, yet determined to find salvation within lives that can feel beyond their control. In novels such as The Small Backs of Children and The Book of Joan, she has captivated readers with stories of visceral power. Now, in Verge, she offers a shard-sharp mosaic portrait of human resilience on the margins. The landscape of Verge is peopled with characters who are innocent and imperfect, wise and endangered: an eight-year-old black-market medical courier, a restless lover haunted by memories of his mother, a teenage girl gazing out her attic window at a nearby prison, all of the
Original title: Short stories.
208 pages ; 21 cm