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By Josh Barkan

The unforgettable characters in Josh Barkan’s outstanding and lovely tale collection—chef, architect, nurse, highschool instructor, painter, attractiveness queen, classical bass participant, plastic physician, businessman, mime—are easily attempting to lead their lives and keep away from violence. but, unavoidably, crime has a manner of intruding on their lives the entire related. A physician reveals himself pressured into appearing a dicy technique on a narco killer. A instructor struggles to guard lovestruck scholars whose forbidden romance has positioned them in mortal peril. A painter’s freewheeling methods land him at the back of a kidnapper’s automobile. many times, the partitions among “ordinary lifestyles” and cartel violence are proven to be paper skinny, and once they cave in the implications are life-changing.
 
those are tales approximately transformation and threat, passion and heartbreak, terror and triumph. they're funny, deeply relocating, and stunningly well-crafted, and they faucet into the main common and enduring human experiences:  love even within the face of chance and loss, the fight to develop and keep faith amidst problem and clash, and the pursuit of authenticity and braveness over apathy and oppression. With unflinching honesty and exquisite tenderness, Josh Barkan masterfully introduces us to characters that are full of existence, marking the coming of a brand new and crucial voice in American fiction.

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By Josh Barkan

The unforgettable characters in Josh Barkan’s outstanding and lovely tale collection—chef, architect, nurse, highschool instructor, painter, attractiveness queen, classical bass participant, plastic physician, businessman, mime—are easily attempting to lead their lives and keep away from violence. but, unavoidably, crime has a manner of intruding on their lives the entire related. A physician reveals himself pressured into appearing a dicy technique on a narco killer. A instructor struggles to guard lovestruck scholars whose forbidden romance has positioned them in mortal peril. A painter’s freewheeling methods land him at the back of a kidnapper’s automobile. many times, the partitions among “ordinary lifestyles” and cartel violence are proven to be paper skinny, and once they cave in the implications are life-changing.
 
those are tales approximately transformation and threat, passion and heartbreak, terror and triumph. they're funny, deeply relocating, and stunningly well-crafted, and they faucet into the main common and enduring human experiences:  love even within the face of chance and loss, the fight to develop and keep faith amidst problem and clash, and the pursuit of authenticity and braveness over apathy and oppression. With unflinching honesty and exquisite tenderness, Josh Barkan masterfully introduces us to characters that are full of existence, marking the coming of a brand new and crucial voice in American fiction.

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