Drift and other stories

UNCG Author/Contributor (non-UNCG co-authors, if there are any, appear on document)
Brendan C. Missett (Creator)
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
Web Site: http://library.uncg.edu/
Craig Nova

Abstract: Drift and Other Stories encompasses three short stories featuring working and middle class characters from New England suburbs. In Drift a woman picks up her husband at the airport after he spends a week in the Caribbean with his brother, and her suspicions about his commitment to their marriage grow as she imagines the final day of his vacation. In Labor, an aging municipal laborer returns to work after spending two months recovering from an on-the-job car accident that disables a co-worker, a young seasonal worker on break from college. His shame at his lack of success in life and his lack of future prospects undercut his ability to feel remorse, until he realizes that remorse is his true everyday work. In Once Removed a single father plans to retire to the Philippines just as he learns that his young, single daughter has become pregnant. As his dream of a third-world paradise fades, his daughter decides to terminate the pregnancy, and he learns that true dreams, as well as the false or deluding ones, also fade.

Additional Information

Language: English
Date: 2014
Short Stories, Fiction
Short stories, American

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