FINALIST FOR THE FRANK O’CONNOR SHORT STORY AWARD
NOW WITH AN ADDITIONAL STORY
Heralding the arrival of a stunning new voice in American fiction, If I Loved You, I Would Tell You This takes readers into the minds and hearts of people navigating the unsettling transitions that life presents to us all: A father struggles to forge an independent identity as his blind daughter prepares for college. A mother comes to terms with her adult daughter’s infidelity. An artist mourns the end of a romance while painting the portrait of a dying man. Brilliant, hopeful, and fearlessly honest, If I Loved You, I Would Tell You This illuminates the truths of human relationships, truths we come to recognize in these characters and in ourselves.
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“Powerful.”—San Francisco Chronicle
“Pitch-perfect.”—O: The Oprah Magazine
“Sparkling.”—The Philadelphia Inquirer
“Original and surprising.”—Chicago Tribune
“So deft, so understated, and so compelling . . . Fans of Mary Gaitskill, Amy Bloom, and Miranda July will feel like they’ve found gold in a river when they discover Robin Black.” —O: The Oprah Magazine
“Each story reads like a mini-novel. . . . Worlds are contained in a single page. And the writing . . . oh, the writing.”—San Francisco Chronicle
“Characters so fully imagined you’ll feel they’re in the room.”—People
“Powerful and touching . . . sparkling with poetic vision.”—The Philadelphia Inquirer
“Exquisitely distilled tales of loss and reckoning.”—Vogue