In this beautifully drawn memoir, Kim Fairley tells her story of falling in love with and marrying fifty-seven-year-old Vernon Fairley when she was twenty-four. Something about Vern--his quirkiness, his humor, his devilish smile--made her feel an immediate connection with him. She quickly became pregnant, but instead of the idyllic interlude she'd imagined as she settled into married life and planned for their family, their love was soon tested by the ghosts of Vern's past--a town, a house, a family, a memory. In Shooting Out the Lights, Fairley explores the challenges faced in a loving marriage, the ongoing, wrenching aftermath of gun violence, and the healing that comes with confronting the past.
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