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By Charles Haverty

ISBN-10: 1609383850

ISBN-13: 9781609383855

By turns haunting, hilarious, and heartbreaking, Charles Haverty’s debut assortment charts the trips of fellows, girls, and youngsters forged out of regularly occurring territory into emotional terra incognita the place humans and issues are hardly ever what they appear. those twelve tales are populated with ex-nuns and Freedom Riders, Chaucer students and strippers, out-of-work comedy writers and presidents, navigating their approach via bedrooms and emergency rooms, yard burial events and aircraft crash websites, the Piazza San Marco and the post-apocalyptic suburbs of Boston.

A sixteen-year-old boy finds grisly proof of his genteel grandfather’s racist earlier. At his sister’s booze-soaked vacation spot marriage ceremony, a improving alcoholic English professor is finagled into ghostwriting their unreliable father’s nuptial toast. A small city lawyer’s Edenic life is jeopardized whilst his wife’s more youthful brother is arrested for a rash of neighborhood burglaries. within the wake of her daughter’s brush with catastrophe within the Haiti earthquake, a mom unearths herself drawn down a dismal local sidewalk towards what may perhaps or is probably not a useless physique. And within the name story—the first of 3 associated stories—a pious altar boy confronts the dual mysteries of intercourse and dying during the auspices of a classmate’s divorced mother.

There are secrets and techniques on the middle of every of those bold and unique stories—secrets that separate those characters from each other yet develop within the brain and the guts, connecting them with all of us.

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Through turns haunting, hilarious, and heartbreaking, Charles Haverty’s debut assortment charts the trips of fellows, ladies, and kids solid out of ordinary territory into emotional terra incognita the place humans and issues are hardly what they appear. those twelve tales are populated with ex-nuns and Freedom Riders, Chaucer students and strippers, out-of-work comedy writers and presidents, navigating their means via bedrooms and emergency rooms, yard burial events and plane crash websites, the Piazza San Marco and the post-apocalyptic suburbs of Boston.

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