- Paperback: 184 pages
- Publisher: Darkhouse Books (July 3, 2017)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1945467002
- ISBN-13: 978-1945467004
- Product Dimensions: 5 x 0.5 x 8 inches
- Shipping Weight: 9.3 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 10 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,801,375 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Descansos: Words from the Wayside Paperback – July 3, 2017
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Each piece is prefaced with a brief note from the editor giving the reader a glimpse into what's to follow. I was moved in all kinds of directions while reading. Jesse Sensibar's "Shrine Stories" (I'd classify it as poetic creative non-fiction) sets a serious tone, reminding the reader the true meaning of descansos. Kate McGowan's "I'll Go Now" touches on grief, while Richard King Perkins's "Moments of Absence" gives a brief reprieve. Karen Bovenmyer's "Like a Soul" provides the reader with a string of hope to hang onto. While none of the stories felt full-frontal sci-fi, some certainly headed in the direction. This felt particularly fitting since death is the ultimate unknown.
The anthology also includes "Author's Notes" at the end - which give the reader insight into how each piece came to fruition. If you've ever been curious about the twisted path a piece takes from idea to fully realized, you'll likely get a kick out of this portion of the book.
Overall, a very well put-together offering that has me looking forward to the next publication from Darkhouse Books, and has me Googling several of the authors for more of their work.
Full disclosure: I have a very short story in this collection.
In the interest of transparency, I will note that I have a story in here. So maybe five stars is self aggrandizement - if it is, it's only a a half star of bragartly behavior.