About Where the God of Love Hangs Out:
Love, in its many forms and complexities, weaves through this collection by Amy Bloom, the New York Times bestselling author of Away. Bloom’s astonishing and astute new work of interconnected stories illuminates the mysteries of passion, family, and friendship.
Propelled by Bloom’s dazzling prose, unmistakable voice, and generous wit, Where the God of Love Hangs Out takes us to the margins and the centers of real people’s lives, exploring the changes that love and loss create. A young woman is haunted by her roommate’s murder; a man and his daughter-in-law confess their sins in the unlikeliest of places. In one quartet of interlocking stories, two middle-aged friends, married to others, find themselves surprisingly drawn to each other, risking all while never underestimating the cost. In another linked set of stories, we follow mother and son for thirty years as their small and uncertain family becomes an irresistible tribe.
Insightful, sensuous, and heartbreaking, these stories of passion and disappointment, life and death, capture deep human truths. As The New Yorker has said, “Amy Bloom gets more meaning into individual sentences than most authors manage in whole books.”
“Richly drawn… Bloom bravely exposes the double-edged nature of sex and romantic love, her two great subjects.” —Elle Magazine
“If you delight in the densely detailed, wryly funny, provocative fiction of Amy Bloom, her new story collection will not disappoint…To read Bloom is to fall in love—with her characters and with the magic that language can make.” —More Magazine
“Bloom’s stories are emotionally precise, mordantly funny, and beautifully distilled.”—Booklist