Baker & Taylor A collection of short stories about a variety of relationships between lovers, friends, and aspects of the self
Blackwell North Amer What Keeps Me Here is a collection of stories about relationships - between childhood friends, between lovers, between the warring parts of the self. In "The Aqua Series," a woman is transformed from a creator of paintings to a creation of her paintings. "A Mark" examines the effect of a forgotten past on a pair of lovers. "Someone Else" is a monologue in the voice of someone inhabited by a foreign spirit. The narrator of "A Severing" tries to repair the physical damage of a failed relationship. The prose moves between stark realism and the shimmering surrealism of fairy tales or dreams to create an emotional landscape and vision of life that is as true, startling, and original as that of any writer today. Written with the same spare beauty and precision that have brought Brown's fiction such acclaim, What Keeps Me Here is a haunting and unforgettable book.
Baker & Taylor The award-winning author of The Gifts of the Body presents a collection of short stories, some previously published, about a variety of relationships--between lovers, friends, and aspects of the self. 15,000 first printing.