Download we were the universe PDF by kimberly king parsons

We were the universe

Download we were the universe PDF by kimberly king parsons and published by in , format Hardcover ..

Informative Details

Titlewe were the universe
Authorkimberly king parsons
Year of Publication
File FormatHardcover
Number of Pages288
Information about the book we were the universe, written by kimberly king parsons

Intriguing Summary

A young mother, in denial after the death of her sister, navigates the dizzying landscapes of desire, guilt, and grief in this darkly comic, highly anticipated debut novel from Kimberly King Parsons, author of the story collection, Black Light (longlisted for the National Book Award).The trip was supposed to be fun. When Kit’s best friend gets dumped by his boyfriend, he begs her to ditch her family responsibilities for an idyllic weekend in the Montana mountains. They’ll soak in hot springs, then sneak a vape into a dive bar and drink too much, like old times. Instead, their getaway only reminds Kit of everything she’s lost lately: her wildness, her independence, and—most heartbreaking of all—her sister, Julie, who died a few years ago.When she returns to the Dallas suburbs, Kit tries to settle into her routine—long afternoons spent caring for her irrepressible daughter, going on therapist-advised dates with her concerned husband, and reluctantly taking her mother’s phone calls. But in the secret recesses of Kit’s mind, she’s reminiscing about the band she used to be in—and how they’d go out to the desert after shows and drop acid. She’s imagining an impossible threesome with her kid’s pretty gymnastics teacher and the cool playground mom. Keyed into everything that might distract from her surfacing pain, Kit spirals. As her already thin boundaries between reality and fantasy blur, she begins to wonder: Is Julie really gone?Neon bright in its insight, both devastating and laugh-out-loud funny, We Were the Universe is an ambitious, inventive novel from a revelatory new voice in American fiction—a fearless exploration of sisterhood, motherhood, friendship, marriage, psychedelics, and the many strange, transcendent shapes love can take.

About the Author

Kimberly King Parsons won the 2020 National Magazine Award for fiction. She is the author of WE WERE THE UNIVERSE (a novel forthcoming from Knopf on May 14, 2024) and the short story collection BLACK LIGHT (Vintage, 2019), which was longlisted for both the National Book Award and the Story Prize. Parsons is a recipient of fellowships from Columbia University, Yaddo, and the Sustainable Arts Foundation; her fiction has been published in The Paris Review. She lives with her partner and children in Portland, OR.

Download we-were-the-universe-by-kimberly-king-parsons.pdf (Free)