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David Gates:
The Wonders of the Invisible World

David Gates
  The Wonders of the Invisible World  
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  The New York Times has called David Gates a "novelist of the very first order" for his previous books, Jernigan (a Pulitzer Prize finalist) and Preston Falls. Gates's first collection of stories, The Wonders of the Invisible World, will likely earn him similar praise as a writer of short fiction. Each story in this remarkable collection pulls the reader into a different world: the hometown of a gay man trying to make a life outside of the big city, the fertile mind of a stroke victim who has lost the use of his body, or, as in the story in this month's Bold Type, a time in a man's life when his wife leaves and all of his ambivalent feelings towards her emerge. In all of the stories, we see Gates's ability to portray moments of passionate self-awareness: those moments before some fresh insight, however painful, has time to recede into memory.

In this issue of Bold Type, David Gates offers an interview and the story "A Wronged Husband" from The Wonders of the Invisible World.

To visit Atlantic Unbound and read "Vigil" by David Gates, click here.
 
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