A relationship ends with a meal. A southern town disappears, bit-by-bit. Two sisters sit in a hospital room, sharing a piece of strawberry cake while children are thrust into a strange new existence of abandoned superstores and unrelenting fluorescent light. A cataclysm hovers on the point of a knife as brown-skinned schoolgirls make peace with long sleeves and vile names.
This cross-section of indie and traditionally published authors cross genre lines with seven stories about separation, loss, and the peculiar loneliness that comes with being a stranger in a strange land. From frigid Chicago to the sweltering asphalt of south Texas, these stories dive into the heart of what divides us, and what connects.