Synopsis of the Novel, The Darkness Starts Up Where You Stand
Arthur Knight's The Darkness Starts Up Where You Stand tells the story of a woman's descent into addiction following the loss of her husband. It is a serious work of fiction, and a powerful testament to the resilience of the human spirit. Through intense and accurate reflections, this slender novel (102 pages) reads like a train wreck in slow motion that is highly recommended to devotees of significant, contemporary fiction.
About the Author, Arthur Winfield Knight
Arthur Winfield Knight was an educator, writer, publisher, and passionate contributor to the Beat Generation. He spent over thirty years teaching English and Creative Writing, and kept the Beats alive with his anthology, Unspeakable Visions of The Individual. His 1997 work The Darkness Starts Up Where You Stand is celebrated as a serious work of fiction, and a testament to the power of resilience. He passed away on September 7, 2012 of liver cancer, at the age of 74.