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A collection of six poignant, sometimes heart-wrenching, sometimes heart-warming and frequently witty first person short stories from award-winning author Andrew Biss.
Each of these stories juxtapose the public face with the private, conflicted person behind it.
An overweight young woman named Peggy appraises her recently purchased self-help book, “The Bigger the Better.”
An abused wife reflects on her past and deconstructs the emergence of the replica that now haunts her present.
A SMALL ACT OF VANDALISM:
Malcolm, a gentle, middle-aged soul with a troubled mind, keeps his mother's remains sealed in a small porcelain box. What he keeps hidden among his memories, however, isn't so easily contained.
ONE NIGHT ONLY:
Denny, a prisoner on death row in an Alabama State Penitentiary spends his final moments reviewing his career as a serial killer in an interview with himself.
A woman in the viewing room of a funeral home addresses the body in the coffin before her.
Eileen, a reclusive, middle-aged divorcee, still haunted by the loss of her son, discovers a new life in the virtual world.
Approximately 13,000 words (52pp)
|Amazon Sales Rank||1,540,000|
|Main Category||Kindle Edition|