“Part dissection of the human condition, part epistolary madness, Deep Sky Objects is poetic science in the shape of longing, observation filled with hope and regret—a documentation of life in snapshot, memory, and delusion. This is a powerful narrative of unconventional storytelling that will pluck at your emotions as if tuning an old guitar.”
—Richard Thomas, author of Breaker and Tribulations
Deep Sky Objects
A homeless man enacts a passion play of loneliness. Two brothers turn their backs on childhood when a family mystery tears them apart. A washed-up psychic passes into the afterlife fairly intact. A man wins a game show and loses his grip. Widowers vanish into slipstream grief, while elsewhere a financial spreadsheet is a woman's last hope for fulfillment. In these stories, whole civilizations might drown without ceremony, yet letters written to a fast food chain can reveal a record of hope and despair, beginnings and endings, memory and loss.
Cutting and lyrical, playful and anguished, Deep Sky Objects is an exploration of inner lives—the ways we cope and the ways we choose not to, the cracks we fall into, and how all things change at magnification.