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By Tony Ardizzone

Tony Ardizzone writes of the moments in our lives that shine, that burn within the dim expanse of reminiscence with the depth and vibrant mild of the night information. the lads and ladies in those tales are likely to manage their days, order their pasts, plan their futures within the mild of such moments, discovering epiphanies within the gleaming reminiscence of a father’s chuckle or a mother’s repeated tale, in a damaged date or a rained-out ball game.

Set commonly in Chicago’s blue-collar neighborhoods, those tales concentrate on topics that main issue us all: disorder and dying, vandalism and sacrilege, rape and infidelity, misplaced love. The husband and spouse within the name tale examine their pasts—his as an activist within the sixties and hers as a believer in reincarnation and the tarot—in gentle of the scoop tales they watch on tv each one night and query whether or not they may still convey a toddler into the realm. And in “The Walk-On,” a bartender and previous varsity pitcher for the collage of Illinois struggling with Illini unearths the particular occasions of the main cataclysmic day in his prior unequal to their impression on his existence and so rewrites them in his brain, including an ill-placed banana peel, a falling meteor, and a careening truck for you to create a extra becoming climax and at last to go away these thoughts in the back of him.

Searching their pasts for clues to the current, looking the horizons in their days for romance, the characters in The night News search, and occasionally locate, redemption in an international of uncertainty and brightly burning emotions.

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