This literary collection tempts your palate with a multitude of themes and subjects, each more daring than the last. The characters in these 13 stories are wading through no man’s land, wanting to escape, but first needing to complete their personal journeys through limbo.
Opening with Waiting for the Train, in which a young girl and a forgotten writer contemplate suicide, and closing with The Long Road Back, wherein a woman uses tantric sex to heal the men in her life, the stories explore the human spirit while addressing character and social flaws without holding back.
Nothing is off-limits: Joseph draws a picture of life in the raw and deals with tough topics in an honest and naked way.
About Shane Joseph
Self-taught, with four degrees under his belt obtained through distance education, Shane is an avid traveller and has visited one country for every year of his life. He fondly recalls incidents during his travels as real lessons he could never have learned in school: husky driving in Finland with no training, trekking the Inca Trail in Peru through an unending rainstorm, hitch-hiking in Australia without a map, escaping a wild elephant in Zambia, and being stranded without money in Denmark, are some of his memories.
Shane Joseph is a graduate of the Humber School for Writers and the author of four novels and three collections of short stories. His work After the Flood won the best fantasy novel award at Write Canada in 2010. His short fiction has appeared in international literary journals and anthologies. His latest novel, In the Shadow of the Conquistador, was released in the fall of 2015. For details, visit his website.