"From a bar hosting its nightly Sad Hour to the moonlit sandbox of a retired army general, Jim Heynen's new collection of micro fiction presents character sketches of strange yet fascinating men and women. Modeled after Theophrastus' Characters - brief, verbal snapshots of people created by the Greek philosopher - Heynen captures not just the quirks and eccentricities of his characters, but also their humanity. Guilty of only ordinary and forgivable sins, these sketches reveal universal human idiosyncrasies as much as they ...

Ordinary Sins: Stories 2014, Milkweed Editions, Minneapolis

ISBN-13: 9781571310903