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The Dervish

by Trina Carter

Mary Di Benedetti is out sketching the poor indigenous population of Istanbul. She scurries back to the US Consulate before curfew, wrapped in shawls like a Turkish woman. A sheaf of papers is suddenly thrust into her hands by a teenage... Read More

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High-Water Mark

by Trina Carter

In this fine collection of stories, characters often stumble upon what they’re actually looking for amid the flotsam and jetsam left by the receding dreams and washed-up hopes of not only their own lives, but all those around them.... Read More

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The Man Who Wouldn't Stand Up

by Trina Carter

When Arnold Brinkman refuses to stand during the singing of God Bless America at a baseball game, he calls it a minor “inconsequential” incident. The media call it unpatriotic, and come down on him like a ton of bricks as a traitor... Read More

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Other Life Forms

by Trina Carter

All good novels take on a life of their own, and "Other Life Forms" is no exception. The title could refer to new life that forms in the wake of emotional loss or to different kinds of life, be they virtual or actual. The story belabors... Read More

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Lament in the Night

by Trina Carter

Obscurity is a hard fate to escape, something the author of "Lament in the Night" knew all too well. But nearly one hundred years after his stories were first published in Japanese-language newspapers in California, Shoson’s work is... Read More

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Venus in the Afternoon

by Trina Carter

What if stories weren’t really stories but rooms into which you could peer like God “lookin’ in on his creation”? What would you see? That image unifies this fine collection of short fiction. Winner of the Katherine Anne Porter... Read More

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A Brilliant Novel in the Works

by Trina Carter

I know! Let’s write a novel about nothing! Nothing? Nothin’. Zilch. Bupkis. If that sounds familiar, it is. As fans of Seinfeld can attest, it’s a great setup—as long as you can pull it off. Whether the author/hero of this novel... Read More

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The Isle of Khería

by Trina Carter

Constructed as a back-and-forth conversation between two old friends, Joel Brewster and Aidan Allard, the novel follows their intertwining lives from school days, where they met, to the Greek isles, where they part and then reconnect... Read More

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