There Is Nothing Strange
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Some love falters, some fails, and some love finds a way to survive. A strange love triangle turns and twists and tangles as three people try to find their way with and through one another. Laura and Jeremy marry, and take their first hopeful — and desperate — steps together; but always there is Henry, bound to them both by love and guilt and a terrible accident years before. The story whirls like the wedding dance, until at last the music stops, and they find the truth beyond the old songs and ‘the chants of night’. With lyrical prose and a hypnotic rhythm, Susan Pepper Robbins creates a story both disturbing and beautiful.
Susan Pepper Robbins is a writing instructor at Hampden-Sydney College. Her previous works have been awarded the Deep South Prize and the Virginia Prize and include One Way Home and the story collection Nothing but the Weather. She lives in rural Virginia.
"In There is Nothing Strange, Susan Pepper Robbins blends dark humor reminiscent of Flannery O’Connor with prose that calls Virginia Woolf to mind, tautly beautiful lines and images echoing each other from page to page." —Michael Knight, author, Divining Rod and The Typist; Professor of Literature, University of Tennessee"There Is Nothing Strange is a dance that waltzes the room around you but never lets you slip. It's a tapestry of voice, insight and wisdom, a beautiful story told beautifully." —Tom Franklin, author, Crooked Letter, Crooked Letter and The Tilted World"Susan Pepper Robbins manages to weave tragic events with dark comedy and a heartfelt joy in characters. In There Is Nothing Strange everything is actually quite strange but in the way Midsummer Night’s Dream is strange. This tight, page turner kept me reading because I had to see where this would all end." —Mary Morris, author, The Jazz Palace