Compact. I thoroughly enjoyed re-reading the seven short stories by Donald Antrim assembled in a collection named after one of them, The Emerald Light in the Air. I recalled each story from when I read it first in The New Yorker, and yet I never felt I wanted to skip or skim even one of them. Antrim’s prose style is likely to be appreciated by those readers who enjoy literary fiction. Antrim has the ability to present characters very completely developed within the constraints of a short story. Fans of fine writing should take a look at this collection.
Rating: Four-star (I like it)
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