Amidst This Fading Light


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$16.99  $15.63
Sfk Press
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5.5 X 0.51 X 8.5 inches | 0.64 pounds
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About the Author

A native North Carolinian, Rebecca Davis decided in first grade to be a writer, after she wrote a story about becoming a paleontologist. She likes the idea of truth in storytelling-stories that are not only true about humanity but also sprinkled with historical realities, and that show the reader various facets of personal interaction. Inspired by a gruesome murder that occurred near her hometown of Germanton, NC in 1929, Rebecca wants readers to feel the gravity of tragedy, yet still feel the potential for growth and hope. She attended Salem College and earned master's degrees from Wake Forest University and the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. Currently, she teaches writing at Salem College.


"The tragedy at the center of this novel is deftly handled: How are we to survive the worst that life puts in our paths? Rebecca Davis knows the place she writesabout, from the groundwater to the angle of the overhead sun, and, lucky for us readers, she knows its people--and people everywhere--just as well. This is such a generous and carefully told book that it's difficult to believe it's the author's first." --Michael Parker, author of The Watery Part of the World and Everything, Then and Since

"Rebecca Davis writes with a journalist's detail, a historian's wisdom, and a photographer's understanding of shadows. Above all, she is a natural storyteller, evident on every page of her graceful debut. Amidst This Fading Light answers the question few mysteries ever ask: Who do we become in the wake of tragedy?" --James Tate Hill, author of Academy Gothic

"This remarkable novel in stories is built around a devastating act of violence, but Davis's empathy for her richly realized characters, her delicately realized prose, and her insights into human nature are the real draws. Amidst This Fading Light is an exciting debut, and Davis is a young writer to watch." --Holly Goddard Jones, author of The Salt Line