She Receives the Night

She Receives the Night

by Robert Earle


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From childhood to old age, the remarkable women of She Receives the Night bear the burden of the world’s darkness and carry it toward the light.

Robert Earle’s dazzling stories illuminate the decisive moment in a woman’s life when she realizes she must break through the shells and traps of relationships gone bad, customs too confining, governments too brutal, and grief too relentless.

Like their counterparts in the fiction of Joy Williams and Alice Munro, these characters are tormented but resilient, abused but unyielding, sharp-eyed and sharp-witted. Na Cheon escapes a work camp in North Korea … Elizabeth rescues Marta from war in Central America … Henry becomes Henrietta in New York … Diane assumes the presidency in Washington … Katherine defies the police north of Rome … Lucy finds peace in the Oregon woods.

She Receives the Night tells stories of women everywhere from New Mexico to Melbourne. They are young and old. Their lives are the landscape of the heart.

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ISBN-13: 9781925417364
Publisher: Vine Leaves Press
Publication date: 05/23/2017
Pages: 268
Product dimensions: 5.00(w) x 7.99(h) x 0.61(d)

About the Author

With more than 100 stories in print and online literary journals, Robert Earle is one of the more widely published contemporary writers of short fiction. He also is the author of the novels, Suffer the Children, In the Blood of Herod and Rome, and The Way Home, and books of nonfiction, Nights in the Pink Motel and Identities in North America. He was a diplomat for two decades (Latin America, Europe, Middle East) and has degrees in literature and writing from Princeton and Johns Hopkins, respectively. He lives in Chapel Hill, North Carolina.

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