Short stories published in Gulf Coast

Listing 3 stories.

After a Brooklyn man is released from prison for vehicular homicide, he attempts to care for the son and girlfriend of his best friend who died in a fire years ago.

After watching three of her sisters get bariatric surgery and transform their bodies, an unhappy woman decides to do the same. But the journey to thinness, happiness, and self-love is not exactly as straight as she thought.

In the late 20th century, an aging couple's daughter returns to live with her parents in an attempt to flee her failing marriage. While the mother easily slips back into her maternal role, the arthritic father struggles to empathize with his youngest child, and, in his increasing frustration, commits an unforgivable act that isolates him from his family.