Everything you need to understand or teach The Dark Dark by Hunt, Samantha .
Samantha Hunt's collection of short stories, The Dark Dark, is an intricate depiction of the nature of human beings. A woman named Norma desperately wants to conceive a child; a man named Ted is adamant about starting a revolution against machines and technology; a young woman who visits her hometown after time away longs for the days when there were miles of fields instead of miles of strip malls. Hunt is able to masterfully weave multiple dimensions of human emotion into each of her stories, creating genre fluid narratives that strike deep chords within readers. Hunt examines the way pregnant women and mothers see the world through the cocktails of hormones coursing through their bodies, how capitalism is ravaging rural country sides, and how infidelity can affect a marriage.