The summer I first discovered how it feels to suffer in love, I worked for a local newspaper, selling subscriptions over the phone.-- from "Dolph Schayes's Broken Arm," the first story in Aftermath by Scott Nadelson. I love the whiplash in that sentence, from lofty to mundane.
I really enjoyed Nadelson's earlier collection, Saving Stanley, which I reviewed here. This new collection of stories, also in a lush Hawthorne Books edition, looks to be just as good.
Nadelson will be reading from Aftermath this coming Monday, November 14, at 7:30 p.m., at Powell’s Books on Hawthorne in Portland.
A Few More Pages hosts Book Beginnings every Friday. The event is open for the entire week.