All Weekend with the Lights on : Short Stories
All Weekend with the Lights On collects 14 of Mark Wisniewski's provocative and edgy stories. Each story explores its own sense of longing or loss, often related to the age-old battle between the sexes. Mark's deft narrative hand paints the vernacular voices of bookies and college students, of unpublishable authors and supernaturally proficient high school girl basketball players. The stories, while often focused on the vicissitudes of relationships, are crisp and incredibly funny.
- Paperback | 154 pages
- 147.3 x 223.5 x 10.2mm | 90.72g
- 14 Jan 2005
- Leaping Dog Press
About Mark Wisniewski
Over 100 of Mark's stories and poems have been published in magazines including The Virginia Quarterly Review, The Yale Review, The Missouri Review, Paris Transcontinental, Indiana Review, Paris/Atlantic, Mississippi Review, Fiction International, Prism International, The Sun, New Letters, ONTHEBUS, River Styx, and Poetry. He is the recipient of a Pushcart Prize and a two-year Regents' Fellowship in Creative Writing from the University of California, Davis, where he studied under Clarence Major, Elizabeth Tallent, and Max Byrd.
"The quirky characters who inhabit Mark Wisniewski's first collection of sometimes funny, sometimes sad stories, All Weekend with the Lights On, sound literate, folksy and perfectly capable of doing anything. Wisniewski shows a shrewd hand with sparkling dialogue, whether between sibling Polish bakers, or a struggling writer and a hooker/editor who join forces to blackmail the writer's agent."