Now You Know It All

£14.00

by Pearson, Joanna | Fiction
Published 26/09/2023 by University of Pittsburgh Press in the United States as part of the Pitt Drue Heinz Lit Prize series
Paperback | 214 pages

SKU: '9780822967118 Category:

Description

Poised on the precipice of mystery and longing, each character in Now You Know It All also hovers on the brink of discovery – and decision.

Set in small-town North Carolina, or featuring eager Southerners venturing afar, these stories capture the crucial moment of irrevocable change. A young waitress accepts an offer from a beguiling stranger; a troubled boy attempts to unleash the villain from an internet hoax on his party guests; a smitten student finds more than she bargained for in her favourite teacher’s attic; two adult sisters reconvene to uncover a family secret hidden in plain sight. With a sharp eye for rendering inner life, Joanna Pearson has a knack for creating both compassion and a looming sense of threat. Her stories peel back the layers of the narratives we tell ourselves in an attempt to understand the world, revealing that the ghosts haunting us are often the very shadows that we cast.