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

By Stephen King , Joyce Carol Oates , and others
Edited by Lawrence Block
Read by various narrators

9.77 Hours 12/06/2016 unabridged
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    ISBN: 9781520045016

In a truly unprecedented literary achievement by author and editor Lawrence Block, this newly-commissioned anthology reveals seventeen superbly crafted stories, each inspired by the paintings of Edward Hopper. 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 Also, Gail Levin, Hopper’s biographer and compiler of his catalogue raisonee, contributes with her own first work of fiction, providing a true account of art theft on a grand scale and told in the voice of the country preacher who perpetrated the crime.

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Summary

Summary

An Anthony Award Nominee for Best Anthology

In a truly unprecedented literary achievement by author and editor Lawrence Block, this newly-commissioned anthology reveals seventeen superbly crafted stories, each inspired by the paintings of Edward Hopper.

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

Also, Gail Levin, Hopper’s biographer and compiler of his catalogue raisonee, contributes with her own first work of fiction, providing a true account of art theft on a grand scale and told in the voice of the country preacher who perpetrated the crime.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“Many of the narrations are artful, deepening the poignancy and terror the authors invest in their characters and plots. Art historian Gail Levine’s first first fiction appears here, beautifully realized by George Newbern, while Carrington MacDuffie wrings every bit of twisted American culture from ‘Still Life, 1931’ by Kris Nelscott. A fine crossover listen for short story fans, Hopper fans, and noir enthusiasts.” AudioFile
“This absolutely superb anthology starts out with two advantages: a true legend at the helm in crime writer Lawrence Block and a fascinating concept…Every story is superlative.” USA Today (4 out of 4 stars)
“If a picture is worth a thousand words, any of Edward Hopper’s paintings of American loneliness is worth an entire short story. Ekphrasis―seeing a story in a picture―was seldom so much fun.” Washington Post
“Without doubt, Alfred Hitchcock would be pleased. Hopper and Block, master mesmerists.” Virginian-Pilot
“An anthology of conspicuous brilliance. A grand, masterly anthology.” Buffalo News
“Short stories by seventeen writers…dramatically start where the paintings leave off.” San Francisco Chronicle
“[A] darkly alluring, deliciously unnerving union of art and story.” Booklist (starred review)
“This strong collection begins in a spirit of homage but winds up showing how powerful inspiration can be.” Kirkus Reviews

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Author Bio: Stephen King

Stephen King lives in Maine and Florida with his wife, novelist Tabitha King. He has written more than forty books and two hundred short stories. He has won the World Fantasy Award, several Bram Stoker Awards, and the O. Henry Award for his story “The Man in the Black Suit.” He is the 2003 recipient of the National Book Foundation Medal for Distinguished Contribution to American Letters.

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Author Bio: Lawrence Block

Lawrence Block is the recipient of a Grand Master Award from the Mystery Writers of America and a New York Times bestselling author. His prolific career spans over one hundred books, including four bestselling series and dozens of short stories and articles. He has won multiple Edgar and Shamus awards, two Falcon Awards from the Maltese Falcon Society of Japan, the Nero and Philip Marlowe Awards, the Cartier Diamond Dagger from the Crime Writers Association of America, and many others. Aside from being a mystery writer, he has also written a number of episodes for television, including two episodes of the ESPN series Tilt; he also cowrote the screenplay for the film My Blueberry Nights, starring Norah Jones. Block currently lives in New York City with his wife, Lynne.

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Author Bio: Joyce Carol Oates

Joyce Carol Oates is a recipient of the National Book Award and the PEN/Malamud Award for Excellence in Short Fiction. She has written some of the most enduring fiction of our time, including the national bestsellers We Were the Mulvaneys and Blonde, which was a finalist for the National Book Award and the Pulitzer Prize, and the New York Times bestsellers The Falls, which won the 2005 Prix Femina Etranger, and The Gravedigger’s Daughter. She is the Roger S. Berlind Distinguished Professor of the Humanities at Princeton University and has been a member of the American Academy of Arts and Letters since 1978. In 2003 she received the Common Wealth Award for Distinguished Service in Literature and the Kenyon Review Award for Literary Achievement, and in 2006 she received the Chicago Tribune Lifetime Achievement Award.

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Available Formats : Digital Download
Category: Fiction/Literary
Runtime: 9.77
Audience: Adult
Language: English