Item description for The Letter and Other Stories by Jim Westenhaver...
These short stories are sketches of life and philosophy rather than stories with a distinct plot. The Letter is a story of love and redemption. Weeds is a contemplation of life by a Mexican day laborer in the United States. The Wrecking Yard contemplates life from the perspective of a young man of humble origins who runs an auto wrecking yard and finds meaning in small things. Through steadfast allegiance to certain principles of life, his encounters with thugs and bullies reveal the heroic dimension of an ordinary man. The theme of Mirrors is a contemplation of self and others through the image of a mirror held up to oneself at various times and in different settings in our lives. By contemplating Molloy O'Connor and himself, the author reflects on deeper thoughts and motivations of ordinary people around him. Medium Security is a glimpse of prison life, where physical security is fragile at best. The power of a mental edge-here boosted by a supportive and inspirational message from someone outside-rewards one inmate with a temporary respite from danger. The stories are contemplative, and illuminate the human spirit through everyday events, objects and people. Thought, reflection, and symbolism are conveyed with perceptive irony and gentle humor.
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.5" Width: 5.5" Height: 0.4" Weight: 0.35 lbs.
Release Date Jun 4, 2004
Publisher KiwE Publishing
ISBN 193119565X ISBN13 9781931195652