A man jumps from the 48th floor.
A love that goes unrequited for a lonely, fat man.
A mad woman ranting over the outrage regarding the 9/11 attacks.
“Desperate people do desperate things, and sometimes they see no other way out.” (7)
Candid and well-versed, these short stories are a witty portrayal of life’s challenges and the untimely demise. Tales were so refreshingly frank and had that wonderful touch of irony.
“It’s an amazing moment…when you come face to face with your mortality…There’s the possibility of seeing that time cut short by unforeseen circumstances.” (69)
With haunting beauty and keen perception, the author managed to make death a splendored thing. A good read!
My rating: 4 stars