Here Is What You Do by Chris Dennis
A yacht races to outrun a tsunami. A young man jailed on a drug charge forms a relationship with his cellmate that is by turns tender and brutal. A family buys a rural slaughterhouse, and tensions with their religious neighbours quickly escalate. A teen raised by his eccentric gay father, a Turkish immigrant, finds his life fractured by violence. Here Is What You Do is a far-ranging collection, its stories linked by sorrow and latent hope, each one drilling toward its characters' darkest emotional centres.
Paperback / 224 pages