HOUSE OF DISCONTENT explores the elusive nature of intimacy.The novel opens in New York with the implosion of a 23-year marriage. When their steady course is rocked by conflict, they attempt to pump some oxygen back into their relationship. This disturbance sometimes leads to paralysis or worse, leaves a trail of destruction in its wake. The dilemma of rebellion or revival brings them to this untidy place surrounded by wreckages of the past, the beast of the present and the oblivion of a future they cannot own.
PARADISE AT H/ER FEET chronicles the harrowing abduction of a Pakistani neurochemist whose breakthrough at a New York university unveils an affordable micronutrient for depressive disorders that could cost Big Pharma 15 billion a year. The story shuttles back and forth between the neurochemist’s attempts to identify the source of her abduction and locate her son, and her son's painstaking process, as he sheds his fundamentalist ideals to navigate the minefield of her transgender identity.
SEPTEMBER 10TH– A shell-shocked architect disappears after 9/11 in pursuit of anonymity on the streets of New York. From the alienation of homelessness, the novel moves into the private lives of a family unexpectedly reunited. ...MORE
SLOW REVEAL—Finalist in the Heekin Foundation James Fellowship. A film editor attempts to reconcile her marriage and deal with her two grown daughters, an artist and a drug addict, after a 20-year extramarital relationship with a poet but when her love for the poet prevails, she faces the deception she’s lived with all those years. ...MORE
DEATH DEFYING ACTS--Stories that speak to the indomitable human spirit. An unlikely character from one story becomes the central character of the next. A young woman writes her obituary, her will, a press release about her death before she commits suicide. While fixated on reruns of the Sopranos, an elderly man has a heart attack and a near death experience with Tony Soprano. After a long, protracted bout of cancer, a woman succumbs to the afterlife. A young hacker has an affair with a suburban housewife after she pushes him out of the way of an oncoming bus. A cat runs away from home after her owner does a hit and run, killing a beloved deer she had befriended. A man who loves his juice is given a second chance by his reformed lover. A terminally ill man is harangued by his two best friends who insist on expediting his death as he had instructed, only to be confronted by a change of heart. A desk clerk at a hotel in East Bumfuck falls in love with a man who has come to purchase a red Jaguar in the waning days of his struggle with AIDS. ...MORE