Death Is Not an Option: Stories

Death Is Not an Option: Stories

Suzanne Rivecca


“Ruthlessly frank. . . . recollects Holden Caulfield when it comes to John Hughes.”—The long island occasions ebook Review (Editors’ Choice)

In those tales, a instructor obsesses over a scholar who involves category with scratch marks on his face; a Catholic lady graduating highschool unearths a warped form of redemption in her school’s contrived type rituals; and a girl seeking to hire a home is sucked right into a unusually irrelevant correspondence with one of many landlords. those are only many of the robust plotlines in Suzanne Rivecca’s gorgeously wrought assortment. From a faculty pupil who adopts a fake hippie personality to discover love, to a tender memoirist who bumps up opposed to a sexually obsessed fan, the characters in those fiercely unique stories grapple with what it capability to be sincere with themselves and the world.

those tales explode “with piercing perception . . . illuminating the harmful dance among sufferers and saviors. [They] carry us to the sting of grief, that precarious position the place the ethical compass spins—where codes of affection and legislation and faith fail. Mercy right here is determined by a tiger’s elegant grace, our ability to withstand deeper damage, and the appropriate of each damaged being to stay silent” (Melanie Rae Thon).

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