Matters Familiar

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Matters Familiar is an anthology of short stories, offering 12 tales from inside complex contemporary relationships featuring parents; kids; convicts; hustlers; lawyers; politicians; and other undesirables:

A small girl, suffocating in the growing culture of fear around her, struggles to take the high ground.

A recently-divorced father sharing custody of his young son learns about parenting in an unlikely ...

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Overview

Matters Familiar is an anthology of short stories, offering 12 tales from inside complex contemporary relationships featuring parents; kids; convicts; hustlers; lawyers; politicians; and other undesirables:

A small girl, suffocating in the growing culture of fear around her, struggles to take the high ground.

A recently-divorced father sharing custody of his young son learns about parenting in an unlikely place--Death Row.

Adrift in his own life and desperate for a belief system, a young man finds direction and purpose from a surprising source.

Two brothers try to make sense of their lives after their domineering mother's death.

A girls' softball team rebels and instructs parents and coaches in the value of competition.

A retired cowgirl and her best friend resort to drugs, kidnapping, and interstate flight to escape the nursing home and reclaim their lives.

A vignette, after infidelity was declared an Olympic sport.

An amnesiac accident victim recovers more than his health among strangers in a small Southern town.

Two boys, one mother; two lives, separated from birth.

A top-dollar attorney complains about the bill and unwittingly becomes his plumber's Zen pupil.

Worried about his sickly nephew's future, a dutiful mob soldier finds inspiration an ocean and an age away.

A scandal-plagued politician contemplates suicide, but checks in with his cousin first to sort things out.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781604819366
  • Publisher: Wordclay
  • Publication date: 9/30/2011
  • Pages: 344
  • Product dimensions: 0.77 (w) x 6.00 (h) x 9.00 (d)

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