Here the Dark: A Novella and Stories

Here the Dark: A Novella and Stories

From the streets of Danang, where a boy falls in with an American missionary, to the Canadian prairies, where an aging rancher finds himself smitten and a teenage boy’s infatuation reveals his naiveté, and a young woman in a cloistered Mennonite community is torn between faith and doubt, Here the Dark deftly renders moral complexities and asks what it means to be lost—and how, through grace, we can be found.

Title:Here the Dark: A Novella and Stories
ISBN:9781771963213
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    Here the Dark: A Novella and Stories Reviews

  • David

    It's another collection of stories shortlisted for the Giller Prize that seems an unlikely choice given the opening stories...Distraught over the growing separation with his travelling girlfriend, guy...

  • Penny (Literary Hoarders)

    How deeply upsetting to find this collection find its way onto a prestigious literary prize's Shortlist. At a time when female authors have been facing incredible amounts of hatred and threats online ...

  • Darryl Suite

    If reading about toxic masculinity and/or male antiheroes isn't your thing, stay away from this short story collection. Lol. I was really into this. Damn, Bergen is a great prose writer, no denying th...

  • Allison ?hikes the bookwoods?

    I really liked some of these short stories and the novella would be great fleshed out as a novel. Stories centred around churches that behave more like cults are always interesting. ...

  • Louise

    The novella is the strongest story in this collection of short stories, which varied between 3 and 4 stars so overall I would give this book 3.5 stars. I never know if I should round up, or round down...

  • MargaretDH

    I often feel like the books that have spoken to me in the strongest ways are often not the most popular books. Often, I feel like books that are popular are too universal, or have too broad an appeal ...

  • Shannon

    Really enjoyed the novella! A few of the short stories weren’t what I usually gravitate to but could appreciate the vivid imagery & writing style. ...

  • Susan

    3.5 stars...

  • Brittany

    I didn't connect with anything, not the characters, the writing or the imagery. It seemed like each short story had one flat female character who's only quality was based souly on physical appearance ...

  • Vzenari

    I wanted to like this collection more than I did. I have read a few narratives recently about Mennonites and similar communities and maybe I have lost some sympathy for these groups. I am an atheist a...