Wake in the Night

Laura Krughoff (Author)


Six stories span a century of rural American women. Marriages occur in the 1930s for lack of other opportunities; a young girl dances to Thriller for her friend's older brother; a pastor remembers her childhood spent fantasizing that she is the prophet John the Baptist. In the small towns of the Midwest, girls and women dream of finding voice and forcing the world to listen.

"Spanning the last century with narrators aged 10 to 100, these stories reveal women struggling to fit a definition of womanhood that cannot contain them. By employing forms that break with convention in the same spirited ways her characters do, Laura Krughoff creates a world of stunning detail that examines just what people will do when expectations stifle truth. In Wake in the Night, we are reminded why we must push beyond easy categories and find new ways of understanding the roles we play." Paula Carter, author of No Relation

"Laura Kroghoff's stories have the lyrical exuberance of a Grace Paley in their bones." Christopher Grimes, author of The Pornographers and Public Works: Short Fiction and a Novella

"In these beautifully written and disarmingly humane stories, Laura Krughoff points out the problems with our preconceived notions, and then imagines what new notions we might generate in their place so she can undermine those, too. Reading Krughoff is like having the nicest person in the world tell you there's no Tooth Fairy, but that, even if there were, said creature wouldn't act at all the way you'd think it would." Andrew Farkas, author of Sunsphere and Self-Titled Debut

"Wake in the Night is flooded with life, and one gets the sense that Krughoff is a careful study of character and what forms a person's identity. That curiosity and care with which Krughoff approaches her characters are deeply felt in her writing, making this an unforgettable collection." Emily Webber, jmww

Product Details

Price: $14.00
Publisher: ARC Pair Press
Published Date: April 30, 2019
Pages: 102
Dimensions: 5.24 X 0.21 X 7.99 inches | 0.25 pounds
ISBN: 9780999845387
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