I moved to New York in part to work with Amy—and thank goodness I got the chance. She’s a master of the short story (find her collected works here), which makes her kind words about my work all the more meaningful to me:

“An unmoored man who yearns for a woman he failed, while failing another (his wife), is still able to claim he just wants ‘the lazy momentum of a married evening.’ This duality is central to the author’s creation of the disequilibrium she sustains throughout Bright Before Us. The chilly and unforgiving beauty of the San Francisco Bay Area is a perfect fit for this eerie, impeccably told story.”
—Amy Hempel, author of The Dog of the Marriage

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