December Book Club Selection: 'Sweet Nothing: Stories' by Richard Lange

LitReactor Book Club

Every month here at LitReactor, we celebrate reading with a new selection in our Book Club. For December, we will be reading and discussing Sweet Nothing: Stories by Richard Lange.

Synopsis:

In these gripping and intense stories, Richard Lange returns to the form that first landed him on the literary map.

These are edge-of-your-seat tales: A prison guard must protect an inmate being tried for heinous crimes. A father and son set out to rescue a young couple trapped during a wildfire. An ex-con trying to make good as a security guard stumbles onto a burglary plot. A young father must submit to blackmail to protect the fragile life he's built.

Sweet Nothing is an unforgettable collection that shows once again why T.C. Boyle wrote, "Richard Lange's stories combine the truth-telling and immediacy of Raymond Carver with the casual hip of Denis Johnson. There is a potent artistic sensibility at work here."

Author:

Richard Lange is the author of the story collection Dead Boys and the novels This Wicked World and Angel Baby. He is the recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship, and his fiction has appeared in Best American Mystery Stories 2004 and 2011. He lives in Los Angeles.


Discussion for Sweet Nothing will kick off on December 1st, but you should pick up the book and start reading ASAP! (We've provided a handy link below). Once you're locked and loaded, you can announce your presence in the Book Club. (No invitation needed!)  That thread is where all discussion about the book will go down.

If you read our November Book Club selection, The Last Projector by David James Keaton, make sure you check out that thread as discussion there has officially started.

Happy reading!

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Author: Richard Lange
Price: $8.67
Publisher: Mulholland Books (2015)
Binding: Paperback, 288 pages
Jacey Cockrobin

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Dino Parenti from Los Angeles is reading Everything He Gets His Hands On November 4, 2015 - 8:43am

Loved Dead Boys, so I'm really looking forward to this.