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Acquainted with the Night

(1984)
And Other Stories
A collection of stories by

 
 
A rich and diverse collection of stories detailing life in all its daily battles and yearnings
Lynne Sharon Schwartz is a master of tone, deft at creating realistic settings and characters. In Acquainted with the Night, she unleashes sixteen wickedly smart, wholly believable short stories. In the title story, for instance, a man's nocturnal battle against a floating globule in his eye forces him to question his very state of being. In "Mrs. Saunders Writes to the World," an anonymous old woman attempts to force people to know her first name by writing "FRANNY" in big red letters all over her neighborhood. In another, a girl must to deal with the increasingly juvenile actions of her divorced mother. By turns darkly humorous, moving, and witty, Acquainted with the Night demonstrates Schwartz's genius for detail.

Genre: Literary Fiction

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Hardback Editions

August 1984 : USA Hardback
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Title: Acquainted With the Night: And Other Stories
Author(s): Lynne Sharon Schwartz
ISBN: 0-06-015307-5 / 978-0-06-015307-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: HarperCollins
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Paperback Editions

October 1985 : USA Paperback
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Title: Acquainted With the Night and Other Stories
Author(s): Lynne Schwartz
ISBN: 0-06-091297-9 / 978-0-06-091297-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: HarperCollins
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Kindle Editions

November 2012 : USA, Australia, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Acquainted with the Night: Stories
Author(s): Lynne Sharon Schwartz
Publisher: Open Road Media
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