Fiction. Short Stories. Sometimes immigrants must share their experience with the people who are fortunate enough to reside in their countries of birth. Not just to take off the load from their shoulders, but to make the others aware of the plight of hundreds of millions who leave their countries annually worldwide. I'm one of those immigrants. In this collection of twenty-one stories, I share my own experience and the experience of others like me through the lives of my composite protagonists.
Mark Budman is a first-generation immigrant. His writing has appeared or is forthcoming in Catapult, Witness, Five Points, Guernica/PEN, American Scholar, Huffington Post, Mississippi Review, Virginia Quarterly, and elsewhere. His novel My Life at First Try was published by Counterpoint Press. He co-edited multiple authors in anthologies from Ooligan and Persea presses.