Light Without Heat
Matthew Kirkpatrick's debut, Light without Heat, is an inventive, surprising collection of short stories full of odd, marginal characters rendered with surreal humor and lyrical, often beautiful language.
"Matthew Kirkpatrick loves words and images and the crazy chemistry between them.
"Matthew Kirkpatrick's new book is outstanding. The stories in Light without Heat
are taut, formally inventive forays into the soft, fragile core of families. Kirkpatrick's
language is sharp and severe, but beneath the disciplined voice is a writer looking to
reveal the most difficult feelings. An extraordinary debut by an ambitious new writer."
—Ben Marcus, author of The Flame Alphabet
Matthew Kirkpatrick’s fiction has appeared in the Notre Dame Review, Web Conjunctions, DIAGRAM, and elsewhere. He lives in Salt Lake City, Utah.