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In Sunlight or In Shadow - Stories Inspired by the Paintings of Edward Hopper

Lawrence Block (Editor)



Anthologies (non-poetry);
Fiction & Literature;
Short stories


384 pages

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ABBEY’S BOOKSELLER PICK —— What a wonderful concept! Hopper’s paintings inspiring some of today’s biggest writers, exploring themes of darkness and light giving these brilliant works of art a new avenue to traverse. Contributors include - Stephen King with a macabre look at a couple coping in the depression, Connelly’s Harry Bosch tracks down a missing student – plus there’s Joyce Carol Oates, Jeffrey Deaver and many more. Each story is preceded by a painting and the reader keeps flicking back and forth as one gets lost in Hopper’s manipulation of light and shadow-brilliantly captured in the accompanying narrative. A true delight. Greg Waldron


Edward Hopper is surely the greatest American narrative painter. His work bears special resonance for writers and readers.  Says Lawrence Block, who has invited seventeen outstanding writers to join him in an unprecedented anthology of brand new stories. The results are remarkable and range across all genres, marrying literary excellence with storytelling savvy. Contributors include Stephen King, Joyce Carol Oates, Robert Olen Butler, Michael Connelly, Megan Abbott, Craig Ferguson, Nicholas Christopher, Jill D. Block, Joe R. Lansdale, Justin Scott, Kristine Kathryn Rusch, Warren Moore, Jonathan Santlofer, Jeffery Deaver, Lee Child and Lawrence Block himself. Each story is illustrated with a reproduction of the painting that inspired it.

Edited by:   Lawrence Block (Editor)
Imprint:   Pegasus
Country of Publication:   United States
Dimensions:   Height: 236mm,  Width: 163mm,  Spine: 23mm
Weight:   590g
ISBN:   9781681772455
ISBN 10:   1681772450
Pages:   384
Publication Date:   December 2016
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Hardback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Lawrence Block has been writing award-winning mystery and suspense fiction for half a century. His newest book is The Girl with the Deep Blue Eyes. His other recent novels include The Burglar Who Counted The Spoons, Hit Me, and A Drop Of The Hard Stuff, featuring Matthew Scudder, brilliantly embodied by Liam Neeson in the new film A Walk Among The Tombstones. He's well known for his books for writers, including the classic Telling Lies For Fun & Profit and Write For Your Life, and he has recently published The Crime of Our Lives, a collection of his writings about the mystery genre and its practitioners. He has also written episodic television ( Tilt! ) and the Wong Kar-wai film My Blueberry Nights. His dozen previous anthologies include Manhattan Noir, Manhattan Noir 2, and Dark City Lights. He lives in New York.

Block is a mesmerizing raconteur, the kind who collects the stories he hears on the street and then reprises the voices of the storytellers, many of them long gone. -- The New York Times Book Review There is only one writer of mystery and detective fiction who comes close to replacing the irreplaceable John D. MacDonald. The writer is Lawrence Block. -- Stephen King Block remains a true master of the crime genre. -- Chicago Sun-Times If there is one crime writer currently capable of matching the noirish legacies of Raymond Chandler and Dashiell Hammett, it's Lawrence Block. -- San Francisco Chronicle With Lawrence Block, one of the most prolific mystery writers alive, it's always been plotting, and a clever ear for dialogue, that illuminates the inner regions of his characters' souls. -- Philadelphia Inquirer

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