Fiction. The 50 short–short stories are based on old–time games played in parlors, basements, and fields with balls, brooms, blindfolds, and cards. As winners and losers emerge from dodge ball, word games or balloon contests, so does the theme of our inner life as ceaseless competition.There is calculation, envy, humiliation and joy, and there is always the next round when everything might change.
Albert Mobilio is the recipient of a Whiting Award and a McDowell Fellowship. His work has appeared in Harper's, Black Clock, BOMB, Cabinet, Hambone, Lithub and Tin House. Books include GAMES AND STUNTS (Black Square Editions, 2017), TOUCH WOOD (Black Square Editions, 2011), BENDABLE SIEGE (Red Dust, 1991), The Geographics, and Me With Animal Towering. He is a contributing editor at Bookforum and an editor for Hyperallergic Weekend. Author City: NEW YORK, NY USA