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This Brilliant Darkness

A Book of Strangers

by Jeff Sharlet

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A visionary work of radical empathy, Jeff Sharlet's collection of images and reflections is framed by the two years between his father's heart attack and his own, a time defined by insomnia and late-night driving and the companionship of other darkness-dwellers: night bakers and last-call drinkers, frightened people and frightening people, the homeless and the lost (or merely disoriented), addicts and people on the margins.

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