The Emerald Light in the Air: Stories

The Emerald Light in the Air: Stories

Donald Antrim
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Author:  Donald Antrim
Condition:  New
Format:  Paperback
Pages:  176
Publisher:  Granta Books
Year:  2014
ISBN:  9781847086495

An unfaithful husband goes out to buy flowers for his wife, while across town a new couple, both survivors of difficult childhoods, find comfort together in other people's apartments. On the edge of a university campus, a group of students are brought together by their ageing drama professor, whose predilection for pot and crush on his star pupil threaten to tip their performance of A Midsummer Night's Dream into a surreal and dangerous farce. And in the title story, a bereaved art teacher drives into the Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia intending to throw away his ex-girlfriend's paintings.

Exquisitely composed and executed with great empathy, Antrim's richly detailed fictional worlds explore the joy and emotional chaos of life as we live it.