A collection of sixteen short stories provides an extraordinary journey into the human soul that explores the uneasiness of individuals as they cope with experiences outside of themselves.
“The stories in Raffel’s first collection are like privet hedges: smooth and clipped, they fastidiously control what is revealed. . . . More than anything else, though, it is the cold beauty of Raffel’s writing that takes hold of the reader, allowing these brief stories, many of which were first published in the Quarterly, to transcend the limiting category of experimental fiction. Raffel has the ability to turn the tiniest details into poetry.”—Publishers Weekly
ABOUT DAWN RAFFEL
Dawn Raffel’s newest book is Further Adventures in the Restless Universe. She is also the author of a novel, Carrying the Body, and a previous collection, In the Year of Long Division. She now works part time at Readers Digest as editor-at-large for books, and is completing a memoir. She lives outside New York City with her husband and sons.