Best literary short story collection I’ve read. I know I haven’t read many but I know something good when I read it. Very interesting and provocative. I love how they start out sentimental and then hit you swinging with a plot or character twist. Need a long weekend to read it but well worth while!
Ten literary, psychological, and suspense tales collected in Sandcastle and Other Stories are nothing short of an adventure through a roiling sea of emotion. An old man twisted by fate and a lost love . . . a young girl playing on the ocean shore becomes entangled in nets of a mercurial god . . . a divorced man mired in troubles, coerced into taking a singles cruise . . . a Hollywood actor in a television drama, always typecast as the bad boy . . . a child kept awake by night terrors, and a woman who hides her secretive personality from everyone on the beach one sunny day. Genuine voices of the characters, mixed with a clear-eyed tonal directness, make this a series with mesmerizing psychological interaction. Stories span a broad depth of human understanding and build a bridge between deepest chasms of pain and high portals of joy. Read Sandcastle and Other Stories and stand witness to unspeakable hate sitting with cozy wile, right beside unconditional love — a provocative and compelling mirror on the human condition.
Now living in the San Juan Islands, Justin is an author, reader, book/music/film/travel reviewer for In Classic Style, editor, cook, lawn mower, treat master to Zippy, Kipling, Ajax The Gray, & Eartha Kitt‘n.