Not Dark Yet by Berit Ellingsen

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Expansive and unsettling descriptions make it easy to fall under the story's spell. This is a remarkable novel from a very talented author.
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"[Ellingsen] is just starting what promises to be a major career, but already giving readers a unique and fascinating perspective." —Jeff VanderMeer

"I cannot remember the last time a writer impressed me so quickly." —InDigest Magazine

Brandon leaves his boyfriend in the city for a quiet life in the mountains, after an affair with a professor ends with Brandon being forced to kill a research animal. It is a violent, unfortunate episode that conjures memories from his military background.

In the mountains, his new neighbors are using the increased temperatures to stage an agricultural project in an effort to combat globally heightened food prices and shortages. Brandon gets swept along with their optimism, while simultaneously applying to a new astronaut training program. However, he learns that these changes—internal, external—are irreversible.

A sublime love story coupled with the universal struggle for personal understanding, Not Dark Yet is an informed novel of consequences with an ever-tightening emotional grip on the reader.

Berit Ellingsen is a Korean Norwegian writer and former bookseller whose stories have appeared in W.W. Norton's Flash Fiction International Anthology, SmokeLong Quarterly, and Unstuck. She is the author of the story collection Beneath the Liquid Skin, and the novel Une Ville Vide, and has been nominated for the Pushcart Prize and the British Science Fiction Award.

 

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Berit Ellingsen is a Korean-Norwegian writer whose stories have appeared in Norton's Flash Fiction International Anthology, SmokeLong Quarterly, and Unstuck. She is the author of the story collection Beneath the Liquid Skin, and the novel Une Ville Vide, and has been nominated for the Pushcart Prize and the British Science Fiction Award.
 
Published November 30, 2015 by Two Dollar Radio. 202 pages
Genres: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Romance, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Gay & Lesbian, Literature & Fiction. Fiction
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on Jan 11 2016

Expansive and unsettling descriptions make it easy to fall under the story's spell. This is a remarkable novel from a very talented author.

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