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When Light Left Us

Leah Thomas

Thomas (Because You’ll Never Meet Me, 2015) artfully crafts a unique and compelling story about the aftermath of a family’s alien encounter. The Mexican-American Vasquez family of Eustace, New Mexico are still reeling from the sudden loss of their father. The gaping hole in their hearts is filled when Luz, a mysterious being from an unknown place, lands in the canyon next to their home. He latches onto each of the three Vasquez children’s most valuable sense: Hank’s hands, Ana’s eyes, and Milo’s ears. His relationship with the three is predatory and manipulative and after Luz disappears, they're left crippled and wondering if they'll ever be the same again.