From the Publisher
This singular book was created in the course of several years of a class devoted to the short story at the Writing Center of Marymount Manhattan College held by travel writer and novelist Richard de Combray. Seven emerging authors with very individual visions, personalities and backgrounds have contributed twelve stories with an extraordinary variety of voice and style. That such diversity of talent and stunning originality should come together is a tribute to the unique way in which Richard’s Class has come to be. It is sure to fire the imagination of any lover of fiction in search of a new reading experience.