I Fell from Earth and Slipped through the Cracks and Other Stories

I Fell from Earth and Slipped through the Cracks and Other Stories

$12.95 USD

By Robert Mundy

paperback • 212 pages • 5.5 x 8.5

Robert Mundy explores themes of loss and control, as well as the secrets we keep from each other, in this collection of short stories. Focusing on relationships—within families or between strangers—Mundy’s writing reveals our essential loneliness and the shallowness of our perceived intimacy.

"A Milwaukee businessman repays a long-owed debt of gratitude in true Irish fashion. A baby left behind when Saigon fell in 1975 joins—and transforms—his family in the US nearly four decades later. A dead wife takes a look at what her merry widower is up to while she’s gone. In these often funny and always engaging stories, Robert Mundy takes readers into the minds and hearts of a wide cast of characters, faithfully creating their voices and conveying the surprising truths and significance of their lives." —Mary Helen Stefaniak, author of The Turk and My Mother and The Cailiffs of Baghdad, Georgia

"I Fell from Earth… by Robert Mundy is a fine, wide-ranging collection of short narratives, particularly for readers fascinated by the complexities of sex and friendship. Though the characters include an abandoned son of Vietnam, an obsessed gambler seeking revenge for a con, and a woman who loves to get men hooked on meth, the bulk of the stories deal with tortured people negotiating the ins and outs of dating, marriage, and long-term relationships. In that regard, these are tales that will have readers casting a rueful eye on their own experiences, and coming away a bit wiser. Highly recommended." —Charles Kelly, former reporter for The Arizona Republic and author of Pay Here (Point Blank Press) and Grace Humiston and the Vanishing, the latter book a semifinalist for the 2012 Amazon Breakthrough Novel Award

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