The Very Short Stories of a Much Longer Life

Overview

The twenty-five quickly read stories of this collection (fourteen of which were first published in literary journals and magazines) range from the surreal setting of a man trying to cope with apples falling in his house to the coming-of-age stories of a fifteen year old boy.

Here is a mother who lives out her fantasy by pressuring her daughter to be a model; a man waiting to be fired for dropping a rolled up paper on his boss' face during a meeting; a fifty-six year old man who ...

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Overview

The twenty-five quickly read stories of this collection (fourteen of which were first published in literary journals and magazines) range from the surreal setting of a man trying to cope with apples falling in his house to the coming-of-age stories of a fifteen year old boy.

Here is a mother who lives out her fantasy by pressuring her daughter to be a model; a man waiting to be fired for dropping a rolled up paper on his boss' face during a meeting; a fifty-six year old man who tries to justify being with a twenty-four year old woman; a teenage girl who struggles with her mother's fixation on animals; a man who is not able to move from the checker square he is stuck on; a man who is trying to figure out whether to continue his relationship with the woman he brought on a camping trip; a student caught between the two worlds of a graduate English class and thoughts about his infant son; a lonely man on Christmas Eve opening the gifts he bought for himself; and a young woman who suffers through her over-analyzing each gesture and remark made by her date.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780595480623
  • Publisher: iUniverse, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 12/28/2007
  • Pages: 168
  • Product dimensions: 5.00 (w) x 7.99 (h) x 0.39 (d)

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