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By Huffman, G. P.
A Cambridge man wakes to find his home rendered strange, as if everything in it has been moved a fraction of a centimeter while he slept. In an irrational state he flees to the nearby international airport and purchases a ticket, certain that he is outrunning some horribly presen...t danger. At the security checkpoint, the scanner's monitor clearly displays a cylindrical bomb in his carry-on luggage, a bag that he hastily had packed with traveling essentials and has at no point in memory left out of sight. The smiling security officers seem to be waving him through ...Read more
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By Huffman, Grierson
College friends fret on the eve of separation. Going into the world, they feel that the future sparkles with limitless possibility and that their bond is unbreakable. Quickly a sort of social gravity catches them out, revealing that for adults choices are few and ties are tenuous.... Their trajectories-pulling apart, drawing calamitously close-plot the erratic orbit of modern existence.Read more
The four stories in this collection explore the vagaries of intimate human relationships. The subjects-a freshly retired couple with a no-longer-young daughter whose behavior still vexes them, two stoic men working adjacent farms in the American Midwest, a pair on the cusp of mid...dle age facing a terminal illness, and a man and woman leaving youthful wandering behind for the grim reality of workaday existence-struggle to find meaning and fulfillment in a world governed by measurement and monetization.Read more
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