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In Sunlight or in Shadow : Stories Inspired by the Paintings of Edward Hopper
by Lawrence Block


Overview - So says Lawrence Block, who has invited seventeen outstanding writers to join him in an unprecedented anthology of brand-new stories: In Sunlight or In Shadow . The results are remarkable and range across all genres, wedding literary excellence to storytelling savvy.  Read more...

 
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Overview
So says Lawrence Block, who has invited seventeen outstanding writers to join him in an unprecedented anthology of brand-new stories: In Sunlight or In Shadow. The results are remarkable and range across all genres, wedding literary excellence to storytelling savvy. Contributors include Stephen King, Joyce Carol Oates, Robert Olen Butler, Michael Connelly, Megan Abbott, Craig Ferguson, Nicholas Christopher, Jill D. Block, Joe R. Lansdale, Justin Scott, Kris Nelscott, Warren Moore, Jonathan Santlofer, Jeffery Deaver, Lee Child, and Lawrence Block himself. Even Gail Levin, Hopper's biographer and compiler of his catalogue raisonee, appears with her own first work of fiction, providing a true account of art theft on a grand scale and told in the voice of the country preacher who perpetrated the crime In a beautifully produced anthology as befits such a collection of acclaimed authors, each story is illustrated with a quality full-color reproduction of the painting that inspired it.

 
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  • ISBN-13: 9781681772455
  • ISBN-10: 1681772450
  • Publisher: Pegasus Books
  • Publish Date: December 2016
  • Page Count: 288
  • Dimensions: 9.1 x 6.1 x 1 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.35 pounds


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Books > Fiction > Anthologies (multiple authors)
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Publishers Weekly Reviews

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  • Reviewed in: Publishers Weekly, page .
  • Review Date: 2016-10-24
  • Reviewer: Staff

Iconic American painter Edward Hopper serves as muse for editor Block and an impressive array of 16 other writersincluding Megan Abbott, Robert Olen Butler, Lee Child, and Jeffery Deaverwho select their favorite Hopper paintings to inspire a short story. In The Music Room, contributor Stephen King, who happens to own a reproduction of Room in New York, 1932, turns that works seemingly innocent domestic scenea man at a table reading a newspaper, a woman nearby striking a note on an upright pianointo a gruesome tableau involving a macabre scheme to stay ahead of the Great Depression. In a similar noir vein, for Joyce Carol Oates, Eleven A.M., 1926 (which depicts a naked woman seated in a comfortable chair staring out of a city window) inspires a suspenseful duel of murderous intentions as a mistress waits for her married lover to appear in The Woman in the Window. In The Preacher Collects, Hopper historian Gail Levin weighs in with a fictional tale (in which she plays a minor role) based on her scholarly research, depicting the nefarious means by which Rev. Arthayer R. Sanborn comes to own a cache of Hoppers works. Block tops off this remarkable collection with Autumn at the Automat, inspired by Automat, 1927, in which a young woman has a clever strategy that will keep her flush in rent money, possibly for years. (Dec.)

 
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