Fiction. These FOOTPRINTS IN WET CEMENT are just that: stories—some experienced, some homespun, some dredged from the fertile detritus of dreams; impressions gathered and ruminations fermented over the past decade or so—the fleeting imprint of a life left to harden in the ephemeral mold of language. Straddling the tenuous borderline between the narrative and the poetic, they are all the product of a pressed aesthetic.
Peter Wortsman is the award-winning author of a book of short prose fiction, A Modern Way to Die; a travel memoir, Ghost Dance in Berlin; a novel, COLD EARTH WANDERERS (Pelekinesis, 2014); and a collection of stories, FOOTPRINTS IN WET CEMENT (2017). He collaborated with artist Harold Wortsman on an artists' book, it-t=i. He is a critically acclaimed translator of numerous books from the German into English. He is also the author of two stage plays, The Tattooed Man Tells All and Burning Words. His short work has been widely anthologized. His travel writing has run in major newspapers. He lives in New York.Author City: NEW YORK, NY USA