The Big Stuff
Girls in Trouble
Description: Winner of the 2010 AWP Grace Paley Prize for short fiction. Coming out 2011 from University of Massachusetts Press. Check out the announcement .
“A collection - any collection, whether of art, or stories, or Hummel figurines - implies two questions. How are these things similar and, more subtley, how are they different? Girls in Trouble, fittingly, takes difference as its great subject - the differences between men and women, here and there, facts and truth. It's the acute, exacting scrutiny of what lies between these pairings - the history between a man and a woman, the mystery between fact and truth, the "somewhere between where we don't want to be and where we're going," as one character puts it - that truly distinguishes this work. From terse and diverse fragments, Light has assembled a coherent, echoing vision of the world between - a world we all, in our own ways, inhabit.
--Peter Ho Davies
East Fifth Bliss
Description: Morris Bliss can’t catch a break.
“This fun read boasts a likable protagonist, other quirky and interesting characters, and vivid and humorous descriptions of New York while also providing some significant social commentary.”
“Light's prose is careful, rhythmic, and economic; he deftly uses the weight of one sentence as a pendulum to push forward the next. The result is a style that mirrors, and serves to create, the transformation of Morris Bliss.”
“An absorbing modern tale about learning to cope with unexpected adversity.