Flannery O’Connor Award Winner
Long-listed for the Frank O’Connor International Short Story Award
ForeWord Magazine Book of the Year
Andrew Porter’s Flannery O’Connor Award-winning collection of short stories is now in paperback! Critics and writers across the country have praised this debut, calling The Theory of Light and Matter “luminous” (The Atlanta Journal Constitution), and naming Porter “a true master of the short story (Kevin Brockmeier).
These ten stories take us across the country—from rural Pennsylvania to Southern California to suburban Connecticut—and deep into characters struggling to find meaning in their day-to-day lives. The Theory of Light and Matter is a stunningly astute vision of contemporary American suburbia, full of tension, heartbreak, and emotional complexity—the work of an important new voice.
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