Things to Make and Break

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Pub Date: 10/02/2018

Pages: 224

Publisher: Coffee House Press

Imprint: Coffee House Press

ISBN 13: 9781566895279

ISBN 10: 1566895278

Price: / $24.50 CAN$16.95

Category: FICTION / Short Stories (single author)

Things to Make and Break

By May-Lan Tan

Price: $16.95



About the Book

These eleven short fictions evoke the microcosmic worlds every human relationship contains. A woman is captivated by the stories her boyfriend tells about his exes. A faltering artist goes on a date with a married couple. Twin brothers work out their rivalry via the girl next door. In every one of these tales, we meet indelibly real and unforgettable people, a cast of rebels and dreamers trying to transform themselves, forge new destinies, or simply make the moment last.

About the Book

p>Former lovers, past selves, hopes for the future—two people are never alone in a love story.


May-Lan Tan studied fine art at Goldsmiths and works as a ghostwriter. Her stories have appeared in Zoetrope: All-Story, the Atlas Review, the Reader, and Areté. She lives in Berlin.