A Collection of Dark, Blue-Collar Stories.
“…love, pity, terror; do not show favorites or leave any of us out.” —Eudora Welty
“Stories from Separation, Texas is one of the best short story collections I have ever read. This is what great American literature is.” —Ana Cecilia de Carvalho
“A story titled ‘Looking up into Rain’ is worth the price of the whole book. Highly recommended.” —Amazon Review
“There is never a false moment in this collection and some surprising and delightful twists. If you like the work of Flannery O’Connor or Raymond Carver or Jonis Agee, then this book will have something to offer you. —Amazon Review
A Note on the Stories
While these stories are fictions seeded from real incidents and places, the connections are tenuous. For instance, I once knew a couple similar to “The Couple in Number 10,” the cabin layout based on a campground in Vermont, and the thin walls with the exuberant woman from a bed-and-breakfast in Maine. Take a real situation, boring as often as not, and say: What if?