Where Things Are When You Lose Them
Author: Martin Golan | ISBN: 0978997425 : 9780978997427 | Format: Paperback | Size: 155x230mm | Pages: 175 | Weight: .296 Kg. | Published: Birch Brook Press – April 2008 | Availability: In Print | Subjects: Short stories
Stories include these intriguing titles: “The Shape of Water,” “The Loneliness of Men,” “Intimacy,” “The Cicadas are Throbbing,” “Nora, Standing Naked,” “The Perfect Woman.”
Published in a handsome trade paperback, featuring cover photography by Peter Jacobs.
This tightly written collection of twelve short stories
by a veteran journalist confronts contemporary issues in relationships, and the nature of loss, with the keen eye of a reporter, a poet’s ear for language, and the insights of one who has “been there.” As Golan leads us through a landscape of loss, he doesn’t merely illuminate these moments but seems to celebrate them: “Loss,” he says, “comes with being human, with any life lived fully and well.” “Golan writes of contemporary marriage with humor and reckless candor. He voices our marital anxieties, its frustrations, losses and joys. Somewhere between the lies we tell each other and those we tell ourselves, Golan finds a vast human neediness for romantic love.” — Ken Kalfus, author, A Disorder Peculiar to the Country.