Brothers, Fathers, and Other Strangers

Brothers, Fathers, and Other Strangers

by Mitchell Waldman

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“Waldman has crafted a nuanced and engaging collection. His stories set us on an emotional tightrope, daring us to forgo a safety net, while seducing us to look down and discove...

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“Waldman has crafted a nuanced and engaging collection. His stories set us on an emotional tightrope, daring us to forgo a safety net, while seducing us to look down and discover who we are. Sometimes poignantly devastating, and other times savagely funny, he guides us through family trauma, corporate America, and faithful understanding to remind us if we can be less of a stranger to the world, maybe we can be less of a stranger to ourselves.” —Josh Penzone, author of The Court of Vintage Woods: Linked Stories

“The stories delve into the feelings and thoughts of alienated men, the kind of American males fulminating with resentment and teetering on the cusp of despair who have had much to do with our recent politics. Brothers, Fathers, and Other Strangers is remarkable for its scope, honesty, imagination, social sensitivity, and moral concern.” —Robert Wexelblatt,  author of The Thirteenth Studebaker, Hsi-wei Tales, etc.

“In Brothers, Fathers, and Other Strangers, Waldman explores masculinity, but not stereotypical masculinity. In these stories, you will see men battling their memories and emotions as they attempt to come to grips with their pasts and make a way for their lives. Waldman sets his work in reality with a dash of fantasy and the occasional twist ending. Waldman is doing something special in the short story form, and his stories will entertain, enlighten, and elate.” —Hardy Jones, author of Resurrection of Childhood: A Memoir, and Every Bitter Thing

 

Publishing date: October 9, 2021

Language: ‎ English

Paperback: ‎ 292 pages

ISBN: ‎ 978-1-956635-02-7

Dimensions ‏ : ‎ 6 x 0.7 x 9 inches

 

Mitchell Waldman's fiction, poetry, and essays have appeared in numerous publications, including The MacGuffin, Foliate Oak, Fictive Dream, Corvus Review, The Waterhouse Review, Crack the Spine, The Houston Literary Review, The Faircloth Review, Epiphany, Wilderness House Literary Magazine, The Battered Suitcase, and many other journals and anthologies. He is also the author of the novel, A Face in the Moon, and the story collection, Petty Offenses and Crimes of the Heart, and serves as Fiction Editor for Blue Lake Review.

(For more info, see his website at http://mitchwaldman.homestead.com)

 

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