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Author of AGAINST A DARKENING SKY, THE EMPTY ROOM, OUR DAILY BREAD, and others. Find out more at www.LaurenBDavis.com. I read as if my sanity depended upon it.. . . oh, wait, it does! Snort.

Wild Gestures - Lucy  Durneen

These are beautifully crafted stories of loss, yearning and missed opportunities. Durneen -- whom I am delighted to call my friend -- has a gift for interiority. There is something of Henry James in the depth of insight here, written in luscious prose. The dialogue is perfect, and full of wit, but perhaps what remains unsaid speaks loudest. The layers of subtext are masterfully done and leave the reader haunted and inspired. I can't wait to read whatever Durneen chooses to write next.

My being the author's friend in no way corrupts my praise. It's a fantastic book.