Short stories published in The Southern Review
Listing 56 stories.
Once a celebrity in his Iranian homeland, a homeless sitar player seeking to reconnect with his daughter finds refuge with a homeless Indian immigrant in a New York YMCA.
After her husband's unexpected death, a white widow becomes a recluse, spending all of her time in her unruly garden. One day, over come by rage, she feels compelled to harm the Black boy who works in her garden.
When a young man graduates college and inherits money from his grandfather, he decides to move to France for a year, hoping to feel more at home than he ever did in Chicago.
A recently widowed painter invites her stepson over to gift him his late father's field journals, but the visit goes poorly when he brings his girlfriend and her young daughter.
An American couple from New York travels to Puerto Rico for the summer during 1938, which proves to be an incredibly volatile moment in history for the island.
A sports announcer strikes up an unlikely friendship with a stubborn baseball player nearing the end of his career and tries to convince him to go home to his family. Despite a long, successful baseball career, Steve Sprissel isn't ready to return home to his children, until he befriends a sports announcer who's ready to change his mind.
A man reflects on his teenage years and the death of his best friend's younger brother. Haunted by an incident shortly before the shocking death, the man laments having irreparably wronged the boy.
When a sixteen-year-old boy from Indiana visits his uncle to learn more about the family newspaper, he learns about the true life of his deceased father and goes to the spot where he died.
A young mobster boy is brought in for questioning after he stabs an elderly man, and desperately wants to be taken seriously by the Chicago police officers.
Following the fall of the Soviet Union, a Russian man studying in the United States reconnects with his estranged, ludicrously Communist grandfather. Through letters, phone calls, and eBay, they bond over their shared experiences with death and Soviet life.