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Falling
by Trebor Healey
University of Wisconsin Press, 2019
Cloth: 978-0-299-32470-4 | eISBN: 978-0-299-32478-0
Library of Congress Classification PS3608.E24F35 2019
Dewey Decimal Classification 813.6

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ABOUT THIS BOOK
In award-winning author Trebor Healey’s newest collection, Falling, characters lose their way, figuratively and literally, and confront the profound displacement of modern life. These are stories of hard-won redemption and transformation—a widower who finds meaning adopting refugee children, a painter who reconnects with his son after losing everything, a nun victimized and haunted by state terror, and a peripatetic gay man in utter despair and fatigue who finally bonds with his dying father. In Healey’s skilled hands, there is a flicker of hope in the hopeless, a way forward in the pathless wood, and a bridge—though rickety and swaying—across even the most harrowing chasm.
Together, these vignettes cover the dizzying breadth of human experience. From a contemporary reimagination of the life of Evita Perón with a gay man in the starring role to the story of an abandoned building full of ghosts in the center of Mexico City, this collection suggests other ways of seeing in a world overburdened by history.

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