Short stories published in Antioch Review.
Listing 20 stories.
The child of two psychiatrists grows up in a social bubble consisting of her parents' colleagues and their children. She forms a special bond with one of the colleagues in particular, an asexual male psychologist who functions as an aunt.
In 1970s America, a teenage girl observes her parents and the members of their synagogue's Torah study group as they gather each Sunday to play poker. One day, she catches the rabbi bluffing.
An old man becomes aware of the finality of his life, and that he couldn't find much meaning to it anymore.
Hog Hammond, head football coach at Mississippi Southern University, mulls feverishly over his life’s work and family history as he becomes more and more convinced his heart is giving out. Legacy football player and Mississippi Southern University head coach Hog Hammond starts feeling all-consuming pain swell in and out of body, his heart swilling and thrashing in waves of blood. Convinced he’s going to die; he speaks freely to his wife and family, asking the questions he’s always had for them.
When a mother upends her life and moves to a newly formed settlement with her family in Montana, she is forced to rethink her values and comfort zone.
Susan's slow poisoning of her abusive husband starts to feel more immoral to her brother as he befriends the broken man. When is the murder of an abusive husband not okay? As Susan slowing poisons Frank to death, her brother comes to understand how the broken man came to be. Susan's slow poisoning of her abusive husband starts to feel more immoral to her brother as he learns about the man's tragic character.
A man on a work trip in Central America attempts to help two young North American travelers as they navigate the dangerous new country.
Cal’s dead body lies in a ditch, observing the thoughts of his murderers, his parents, and his brother.
When a German professor teaching Comparative Literature at an Indiana university in the 1950s receives a letter, he suspects anti-Semitic motives.
In post-Cultural Revolution China, a Marxist philosophy professor must decide whether he should confess to a crime he did not commit.