“Did you know I spent the whole of my fifteenth year in my room?”
An impromptu, mid-afternoon confession stirs up not so distant memories of the period Briar spent trapped in her home; suffering from agoraphobia.
Six years on, she’s free, but ripples of the year’s isolation still lap at the edges of her life, and that of those in her orbit; Melodie, a pretty valley girl who Briar desires to be, Justine, her oldest friend, who hides her own dark secret, and Dermot, who thinks he’s the reincarnation of Robin Hood. Robbing from the rich to give to the poor.
Ghosts of the year’s isolation echo down through the years, leading her to the answer to one very simple question:
“Is it what I always feared—am I losing my mind?”
Cowboy & Tribe
Strangers at a crossroads meet in an airport. A killer couple on the prowl contemplate myriad murderous choices. An ex-Confederate soldier seeks revenge and redemption across time. An art-terrorist unveils her ultimate work. A writer spends a day living as art-lit wunderkind Milan Kundera. A teenager goes on the run with a pickled, talking fetus in a jar…
Atoms crash together, orbit, intertwine and dissolve. Games, fantasies, and schemes abound while people react in strange and varying ways to the sudden release of erotic impulses and psychological disintegration
Cowboy & Tribe is an anthology of paradoxes. Absurd, poignant and disconcerting, each story touches on loneliness, the search for happiness, and the often extreme measures necessary to achieve it.