Fiction. This diverse collection of short stories confronts the boundaries of love, communication, agony and authority. It seeks to unearth the inevitable paradoxes of comedy and tragedy lurking under the skin of every human relationship, and it does so while also challenging its reader to question the emotional mechanisms that underpin conventional narratives. A brother attempts to protect his anorexic sister, a family tries to rebuild itself around the hole of a father killed in combat, a professor succumbs to the ravages of a brain tumor but refuses to ceases teaching—these are just a few of the multivalent plotlines that are subject to tangled, fragmented, startlingly fresh gazes that comprise this somehow uncollected collection.
Nate Liederbach is the author of the collections Doing a Bit of Bleeding (Ghost Road), Negative Spaces (Elik), and the forthcoming Tongues of Men and of Angels: Nonfictions Ataxia (sunnyoutside). He lives in Eugene, Oregon, and Olympia, Washington.Author City: EUGENE, OR USA