If I Loved You, I Would Tell You This
Publication date: May 2010
Digital Book format: ePub (Adobe DRM)
If I Loved You, I Would Tell You This explores life's rich silences in relationships both acknowledged and covert, and in the unspoken, often treacherous dynamics of families. Written with maturity and insight, these stories plumb the depths of love, loss and hope.
A blind teenager sees the fractures in her parents' marriage more clearly than they can themselves. A mother comes to terms with her adult daughter's infidelity, even as she keeps a disturbing secret of her own. An accident on a trip to Italy and an unexpected connection with a stranger cause a woman to question her lifelong assumptions about herself.
These stories are luminous, wise and unerringly humane, and their emotional generosity is all the more moving for Robin Black's restrained and accomplished style. This is an extraordinarily poised collection from one of America's brightest new voices.