What Shines from It

Sara Rauch (Author) Alternating Current (Editor)


The eleven stories in Sara Rauch's What Shines from It are rife with the physical and psychic wounds of everyday life. In "Beholden," girl meets boy meets the unsettled spirits of post-9/11 New York City, but her future can't hold them all. In "Kitten," a struggling veteran and his wife argue over adopting an abandoned kitten, deepening their financial and emotional rifts. In "Abandon," a ghost-baby ravages a woman's body following a late-term miscarriage, marring her chances for new love. And in "Kintsukuroi," a married potter falls for a married geologist and discovers the luminosity of being broken.What Shines from It is populated by women on the verge of transcendence-brimming with anger and love-and working-class artists haunted by the ghosts of their desires. Abiding by a distinctly guarded New England sensibility, these stories inhabit the borderlands of long-established cities, where humans are still learning to embrace the natural world. Subtly exploring sexualities, relationships, birth and rebirth, identity, ghosts, and longing, Rauch searches for the places where our protective shells are cracked and, in spare, poetic language, limns those edges of loneliness and loss with light.

Product Details

Price: $14.99
Publisher: Alternating Current
Published Date: February 08, 2020
Pages: 192
Dimensions: 5.0 X 0.44 X 7.99 inches | 0.47 pounds
Language: English
Type: Paperback
ISBN: 9781946580115
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