Jeff Sharlet - This Brilliant Darkness: A Book of Strangers

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Thursday, February 20, 2020 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm

An award-winning author of books including Radiant Truths, Sweet Heaven When I Die, and The Family, Sharlet has explored the shadowy boundaries of faith and skepticism, with particular attention to American fundamentalism. His new book, however, turns to images to convey the kinds of truth he’s previously relied on words to deliver. Drawing from his Instagram project, The Darkness Show, Sharlet uses a combination of snapshots and brief reflections to document the two years between his father’s heart attack and his own. Combining photography, storytelling, and sociology in the mode of innovative writers such as Teju Cole and W.G. Sebald, Sharlet makes a powerful statement about empathy and alienation in today’s world.


5015 Connecticut Ave NW
Washington, DC 20008
Non Fiction
This Brilliant Darkness: A Book of Strangers Cover Image
ISBN: 9781324003205
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Published: W. W. Norton & Company - February 11th, 2020

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