Of Fathers & Gods (Nine Stories, Literary Fiction) is a collection of short fiction that delves into the relationships between fathers and their children: the good, the bad, and the awful. In this emotionally charged collection, a young expectant father, on the edge of homelessness, loses his religion and duels with a street preacher; fifty-year-old twins, survivors of foster care, war, and prison, fight over the decision to finally meet the father who abandoned them before birth, and hold him to account; and a Pulitzer-winning, ageist professor seeks to quash the writing dreams of an elderly student while coming to terms with how much love he’s lost as a result of his career. These nine stories open a window into the most primal elements of the human condition—childhood and parenting—and show us how, try as we might, we can never fully escape the bonds of blood.
STATUS: Collection manuscript (nine stories) completed! Currently submitting to publishers and competitions.