Is love the most revolutionary of all acts?
In this wide-ranging collection of twelve
short stories, a startling array of characters explore their perspectives on
love. The stories sweep from sharp realism to heady allegory, haunting fables
to sci-fi thrillers, starring teens and drifting husbands, futuristic
automatons and talking dogs, gardeners and gatekeepers, a blind girl, a young
father, and many more.
In “Calamity Jane,” see love through the eyes
of teenage boys obsessed with the calamitous girl of the title; revisit the
famous Greek love story in “Orpheus and Eurydice”; Dan’s mechanical automaton
seems to be his truest friend in the harshly conformist world of
“Automatonomatopoeia”; a Crimean revolutionary gets waylaid at a mysterious
gate in “The Invitation”; on a construction site in Yugoslavia, a young man
tries to come to grips with unconventional fatherhood in “Vikings”; and in “The
Conversation”, a blind woman manages her relationship with a hectoring mother
while finding other types of love.
These are just a few of the tales in
Resistance, Revolution and Other Love Stories. Anyone interested in the
struggle against stifling societal powers and the potency of love will see some
of themselves in these pages. By turns exciting, meditative, and funny, these
enjoyable, thought-provoking stories will linger long after the book is closed.
Let the revolution begin!
Resistance, Revolution and Other Love Stories
is available for purchase in print and ebook formats.
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