What in the World! In this, her first book of short stories or fragments of life inspired by true events, Leven successfully applies her unique ability to turn the ordinary into the extraordinary. Customary events of life mutate into those that are bewildering, stupefying, erotic, and yet profoundaevents that diverge off the beaten path and baffle all ordinary description. A loveras pact, a job interview, a student-teacher relationship, an audition, a visit to a new art gallery, a relationship between old high school chums, a neighboras disputeaall mushroom into the farcical, the grim, and the inconceivable. In Obscure Corners and Crevices, Leven offers her readers nine portraits of normal, intelligent, introspective individuals who end up enmeshed in usual life situations that unexpectedly warp into the incredible, into events that most of her readers will never have experienced . . . guaranteed! Her characters, along with her readers, are enveloped in a detailed anatomy of the human heart and mind through meticulously painted events, dialogue, and a unique philosophy that permeates all of Levenas writings. The tales, whether dramatic, extravagant, or droll, all maintain a lofty profundity and soaring level of suspense until the unforeseen final denouement.Cybil, at the time, was busy on a project with a team of five others from IAC, and Jim was winding up his role on a project for Citibank. Only on his next-to-last day did Cybil happen to bump into him at IAC, where she had gone to pick up some manuals. ... Jim usually elaborated on his burgeoning family, his many new women, and how he was rapidly advancing his career at Johnson Pharmaceuticals.
|Title||:||Obscure Corners and Crevices|
|Publisher||:||Xlibris Corporation - 2014-05-30|