(W) Stephen Dixon
The newest book from the acclaimed National Book Award nominee. In this collection of interconnected short stories, two-time National Book Award-nominee Stephen Dixon illuminates the psychological state of a writer whose wife suddenly, tragically passes away from a debilitating illness. Dixon's evocative vignettes paint a complex portrait of the man's life, zipping backward and forward in time from the creatively fruitful but often tumultuous period of his marriage to his twilight years when, struggling with his loss, he fumbles to find clarity and certainty in his writing. Through his characteristically restrained prose, Dixon navigates the entire breadth of the human experience-from life's joyous highs to its devastating lows, and the pensive moments in between-grappling with themes of love, grief, and companionship with grace and subtlety.