Books by J.P. Smith

BREATHLESS by J.P. Smith
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 1, 1995

"Less modish, more tremulous, and more deeply felt than Smith's earlier enigmas."
Smith's last two novels (The Blue Hour, 1989, and The Discovery of Light, 1992) presented fashionable men who had to deal with their wives' abrupt departure or death; this time, it's a woman whose life is turned inside out by her husband's sordid killing. Read full book review >
THE DISCOVERY OF LIGHT by J.P. Smith
Released: Jan. 1, 1992

"Reminiscent of early Robbe-Grillet and John Hawkes, this is easily Smith's most tenuously spun novel to date."
Smith's toniest nightmare thriller yet (The Blue Hour, 1989, etc.) is aptly described, in one of innumerable self-reflexive comments, as a mixture of the roman nouveau with the conventions of the roman policier. Read full book review >