Fiction. Foreword Reviews Award Finalist in Short Stories. An 18-year-old driving up to Canada to escape the Vietnam draft, a lonely housewife trying to attract the ghost of a ten-year-old housemaid, a widowed professor of archeology trying to keep his head after a home invasion gone wrong, a 36-year-old accountant tasked with making preparations for the funeral of one of his best friends, siblings coming together to get their polio-stricken younger brother the perfect Christmas gift. The struggles of these characters explore loss, loneliness, estrangement, and surprising ways of coping and understanding themselves in new ways.
Philip Gerard is the author of four novels and seven books of nonfiction, most recently The Art of Creative Research—A Field Guide for Writers, the novel The Dark of the Island and THINGS WE DO WHEN NO ONE IS WATCHING (BkMk Press, 2017). He teaches in the Department of Creative Writing at the University of North Carolina Wilmington.Author City: WILMINGTON, NC USA