From the blind girl who sees more than her parents can, to the portrait artist who sees more than her clients would wish, Robin Black illuminates secret fears, hidden desires, profound grief and enduring love in a collection as rich and varied as the relationships it describes. These are generous and compassionate stories for anyone attuned to the intricate heartbreak of families - to our power to hurt and to nurture those we love best.
`Full of substance and colour. Many short stories have a habit of evaporating not long after you've read them. Black's have an uncanny tendency to stick around' Metro
`An exploration of secret monologues and private emotions that makes for an illuminating, moving and universally resonant experience' Easy Living
`Exquisitely distilled tales of loss and reckoning' Vogue
`Black writes with grace and simplicity' TLS
Robin Black is the author of the critically acclaimed short story collection If I Loved You, I Would Tell You This, a finalist for the Frank O'Connor Short Story Prize and the novel Life Drawing. Her stories and essays have appeared in numerous publications, including O, The Oprah Magazine and the New York Times Magazine. A recipient of fellowships from the Leeway Foundation and the MacDowell Colony, Black was the 2012 Distinguished Visiting Writer at Bryn Mawr College and has taught most recently in the Brooklyn College MFA Program. She lives with her family in Philadelphia. robinblack.net @Robin Black