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I Love You but I've Chosen Darkness by Claire Vaye Watkins

I Love You but I've Chosen Darkness

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I Love You but I've Chosen Darkness by Claire Vaye Watkins
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Oct 05, 2021 | ISBN 9780593330210

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Advance Praise for I Love You But I’ve Chosen Darkness:

“There’s some kind of genius sorcery in this novel. It’s startlingly original, hilarious and harrowing by turns, finally transcendent. Watkins writes like an avenging angel. It’s thrilling and terrifying to stand in her wake.” —Jenny Offill, author of Dept. of Speculation and Weather

“This book is stupendously good. It practically vibrates in its ferocious frankness, and is so funny too that one can’t help but fall for this voice, even in the pain, because of the pain, with the pain. A marvel.”—Aimee Bender, author of The Particular Sadness of Lemon Cake and The Butterfly Lampshade

Praise for Claire Vaye Watkins:


“The most captivating voice to come out of the West since Annie Proulx — though it’s to early Joan Didion that [Watkins] bears comparison for her arid humor and cut-to-the-chase knowingness.” —Vogue

“Watkins’ vision . . . is mercilessly sharp. She’s got a knife eye for details, a vicious talent for cutting to the throbbing vein of animal strangeness that scratches inside all of us.” —NPR

“Watkins writes with a brutal kind of beauty. . . . [that] forces us to confront things we’d probably rather ignore, but because we’re human, we can’t.” —Los Angeles Times

“The writing, with its tough sentimentality, is reminiscent of Denis Johnson’s, but Watkins has a style of mordant observation all her own.” —Harper’s Bazaar

“Clear-eyed and nimble in parsing the lives of her Westerners, one of Watkins’s strengths is not dodging that the simple fact that love can be tragic, involving, as it does, humans so flawed, so often tender and yet incapable.” —The Boston Globe

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