- 2018 INDIES Finalist
- Finalist, War & Military (Adult Fiction)
This short-fiction collection examines various characters’ reactions to death, past regrets, and other life changes. Throughout these often very brief tales, no matter how dire, bleak, reflective, or celebratory they might be, Joy maintains a smooth prose style with a light touch that acts as a counterpoint to the darkness. At the same time, he fills the tales with imagery as exceptional as that in his debut novel. Short, edgy tales with depth.