This collection of short stories by Anara Guard focuses on moments in life when something turns, a choice is made, a promise kept or broken. With vivid and precise details, these quiet tales introduce you to characters whose inner lives are both troubled and eloquent. You smell the permeating odors in a rundown Chicago apartment building, touch the texture of a bear’s thick fur, feel your feet scraping against the coils of a hairy rope ladder in the bathtub. These compressed observant tales provide a remedy to readers hungry for stories that will resonate long after the last page is turned.
Named one of Chicago Book Review‘s Best Books of 2015.