A Love Story

A Love Story May Issue Fiction Short Story The list of potential reasons that my husband and I no longer have sex wakes me up at night If I m not already awake thinking about the coyotes

  • Title: A Love Story
  • Author: Samantha Hunt
  • ISBN: null
  • Page: 440
  • Format: ebook
  • May 22, 2017 Issue Fiction, Short Story The list of potential reasons that my husband and I no longer have sex wakes me up at night If I m not already awake thinking about the coyotes.

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    About "Samantha Hunt"

    1. Samantha Hunt

      Samantha Hunt was born in 1971 in Pound Ridge, New York, the youngest of six siblings She was raised in a house built in 1765 which wasn t haunted in the traditional sense but was so overstuffed with books good and bad ones that it had the effect of haunting Hunt all the same Her mother is a painter and her father was an editor In 1989 Hunt moved to Vermont where she studied literature, printmaking, and geology She got her MFA from Warren Wilson College and then, in 1999, moved to New York City While working on her writing, she held a number of odd jobs including a stint in an envelope factory.Samantha Hunt received a National Book Foundation award for authors under 35, for her novel, The Seas The Invention of Everything Else was shortlisted for the Orange Prize She won the Bard Fiction Prize for 2010.

    321 thoughts on “A Love Story”

    1. Was totally enraptured by this. The narrator is potent and powerful but vulnerable and flawed. Filled with paradoxes but tender and true and unapologetic but approachable I was just skimming New Yorker fiction and ended up transfixed. The exploration of gender, violence, naïveté, motherhood, knowledge of self. I absolutely loved every portion of this piece.


    2. You may read online hereOpening lines:A coyote ate a three-year-old not far from here.”“Yeah?”“My uncle told me.”“Huh.”“He said, ‘Don’t leave those babies outside again,’ as if I already had.”“Had you?”“Come on.” An answer less precise than no.“Why’s he monitoring coyote activity up here?”“Because.”“Because?”“It’s irresistible.”“Really?”


    3. “A Love Story” by Samantha Hunt is a love story not like any other typical romantic love story. It is the story of a mother of three children, recounting her reflections and ruminations in the form of the first-person narration. The narrative is full of the fragmented reflections about her children, her husband, and their influence on her daily life. These reflections also highlight the following themes: motherhood, sexuality, marriage, identity, body, and language. “Don’t talk. Don’t [...]


    4. One of my favorite short stories I’ve read this year. This story is about who you are absent from your roles in relation to others, and who you are as a composite of all of your infinite selves. Love Samantha Hunt’s writing style and narrative voice. Will be reading more of her asap.


    5. Oh man this essay/story is magnificent! Feels like a must read for every husband and every wife and mom and dad. Beautiful. She goes so deep into the anxieties and isolation and beauty of parenthood and the mother's condition (at least as far as I can tell, as a dad). I really just want to be her friend. So blown away. Can't wait for my wife to read this.


    6. i don't know, at points throughout i was like HMMM!!! but then i ended just on a like m.i'm also a little worried that this was too solidly 'write what you know' since the other ad on top was from the author like 'the unknown terrors of being a new mother' or something, also when she says narrow worldview, she means narrow, yet somehow thinks clicked anyway, idk, life is meaningless and unknowable, except actually it isn'there


    7. I got this story online from The New Yorker magazine. I was riveted by Samantha Hunt's prose, describing her characters with humor and rare insight, against the backdrop of her husband, gone from her bed, and her own inner search for relevance and self-identity, in the midst of motherhood, questions about love, and hormones. And the bonus is, you can read this and/or listen to her voice reading it for you, if you want. Delicious.




    8. Mind-bending. Hunt's transfixing stream of consciousness story conjures disclosures to which I shamefully/joyfully relate.



    9. Oh my god. Self-doubting in marriage, body image, motherhood, love, trust, existence, desire, sexuality and society. Oh my god. This was insane.



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