If I Loved You, I Would Tell You This
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.
‘Like bulletins from the front, these magnificent stories shine a light on what it means to be human’ Dani Shapiro
‘Few first collections – few collections of any sort – are as intelligent and as moving about both the durability of love and the implacability of loss’ Jim Shepard