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The Theory of Light and Matter Paperback – 1 April 2010

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Andrew Porter's fiction is thoughtful, lucid and highly controlled . . . He has the kind of voice one can accept as universal - honest and grave, with transparency as its adornment -- Marilynne Robinson

An exquisite collection. . . [With] hard-won grit and imagination to spare ―
Time Out New York

A true master of the short story, a writer of honesty and plainspoken poetry who knows the human soul in all its light and shadow and harnesses every sentence to the purpose of revealing it -- Kevin Brockmeier

Luminous . . . Porter's writing [is] in direct dialogue with the work of John Cheever and Raymond Carver . . . A memorable debut that honors the history of the short story form while blazing a new trajectory all its own ―
Atlanta Journal-Constitution

About the Author

Andrew Porter is the author of the story collection The Theory of Light and Matter. A graduate of the Iowa Writers’ Workshop, he has received a Pushcard Prize, a James Michener/Copernicus Fellowship and the Flannery O’Connor Award for Short Fiction. His work has appeared in One Story, The Threepenny Review and on public radio’s Selected Shorts. Currently he teaches fiction writing and directs the creative writing program at Trinity University in San Antonio, Texas.

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  • Publisher ‏ : ‎ Jonathan Cape Ltd (1 April 2010)
  • Language ‏ : ‎ English
  • Paperback ‏ : ‎ 192 pages
  • ISBN-10 ‏ : ‎ 022408982X
  • ISBN-13 ‏ : ‎ 978-0224089821
  • Dimensions ‏ : ‎ 13.5 x 1.3 x 21.5 cm
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4.0 out of 5 stars Fun, yet surprisingly deep, stories
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