Fiction. In the San Francisco of the new millennium, nineteen-year-old Roxanne lives in a closet that costs all her paycheck and half her tips. It's temporary. A generation older, Martin is similarly untethered. He is breaking up with irrepressible Alex. It's permanent, unless it isn't. Unaware of a shared connection, Martin and Roxanne meet and forge a bond just as their lives vault them into unexpected orbits. Hold on.
Richard Schwarzenberger is a native Kansan and a resident of San Francisco where he makes his living as a gardener and a swim instructor for people afraid in water. He is also a longtime columnist for The Monthly, and the author of several books, including IN FARO'S GARDEN: A TOUR AND SOME DETOURS, HAPLESS MALES, a collection of short stories, and CITY OF DISAPPEARANCES, a novel, published by Ithuriel's Spear. He is co-translator along with Grace Martin Smith of Listening to Istanbul, poems of Orhan Veli Kanik.Author City: USA