Claudia Smith Quarry Light

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Quarry Light

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Fiction. A rat scratches behind the walls a father has painted and left. A man sends his daughter a friend request. A man draws a woman pictures she doesn't want, of her hair wound around her neck. In the stories of Claudia Smith's debut collection QUARRY LIGHT, women search for life after darkness and breath after violence. They listen to the song with the line about the cat in the dark. Their mother swims in quarry water the coolest, deepest green they have ever seen.

"Claudia Smith's QUARRY LIGHT is a remarkable collection rife with strange doings, comings and goings, beings of the sort uncommonly troubled and beautiful, in equal measures. The writing is elegant, sharp, sublime. The stories are frightening and heartbreaking. One doesn't want to mention names, but she brings to mind other sorely missed southern women writers whose remarkable work we all still read with awe."—Frederick Barthelme

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Claudia Smith's short shorts have appeared in numerous anthologies and journals. Her flash fiction collection "The Sky Is A Well And Other Shorts" was reprinted in Rose Metal Press's book A PECULIAR FEELING OF RESTLESSNESS; her second collection of flashes, PUT YOUR HEAD IN MY LAP, is available from Future Tense Books. She is also the author of QUARRY LIGHT (Magic Helicopter Press, 2013).

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