Pub Date 19 Sep 2017
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In The Era of Lanterns and Bells, a lighthouse is haunted by the memory of lighthouse keepers, a train operator is forever changed by a subway suicide, a journalist befriends a homeless virtuoso, an orca trainer believes she's a whale, an aerialist runs away from the circus, and a Golden Gate Bridge jumper saves lives with fortune cookies. An obese woman is rescued from being a shut-in, a woman discovers that her favorite childhood pond is polluted and cancer-causing, a woman falls in love with a bipolar man in Jamaica, and an arborist writes love letters from trees. These quirky and darkly comic stories entertain while posing essential questions about truth, compassion, and humanity.
The Era of Lanterns and Bells is available for purchase in print and ebook formats.
"Your work impressed the editorial staff with its skillfully written funny, irreverent voice."-- The Editors, Missouri Review
"These stories are very well-written, very nicely plotted, and remarkably clever." -- Beth Adams, Editor, Guideposts
"I really enjoyed this--the quiet artistic rage of it and the absolutely fantastic wit." --Roxane Gay, PANK