Ben Tucker’s oil truck drives toward a fishing outport, never to arrive. A surprise visit forces a widow to face her husband’s murder, 20 years later. A chief coroner tackles his last case, willing it to be anything but boring. An impenetrable manuscript and the mysterious couple who may—or may not—have written it. These are just a few of the images from Azzo Rezori’s first book of short stories.
Rezori’s keen eye for the quirky details of everyday life and graceful wordsmithing drive this unusual, remarkable collection. Enjoy the ride as he deconstructs issues of the heart and mind: religion, love, death, shattered relationships, and family entanglements.