Books Vacuum in the Dark by Jen Beagin Hardcover, 224 pages, Scribner, List Price: $25 | purchase close overlay Buy Featured Book TitleVacuum in the DarkAuthorJen Beagin Your purchase helps support NPR programming. How? Amazon Independent Booksellers NPR Summary A young house cleaner in New Mexico balances a bad, junkie boyfriend with a bad, unstable boyfriend who happens to be married to one of her clients as she embarks on an eccentric journey of self-discovery and redemption. Genres: Literary Fiction Fiction Facebook Twitter Flipboard Email NPR stories about Vacuum in the Dark Review Book Reviews 'Vacuum In The Dark' Is Fun, Funny — But Never Frivolous February 26, 2019 Jen Beagin is a wonderfully funny writer with a knack for serious subjects. Her exuberant new novel follows a young house cleaner who grew up too fast and is trying to reinvent herself.