With insight, subtlety and wit, Paris Smith crafts themes of lust, avarice and revenge, while juxtaposing them with facets of love, sacrifice and the whimsical brevity of pleasure. The seedier aspects of existence are spotlighted through the narrative lens in this collection of stories. Daily battles to surpass reality clash in "Music in the Air" with the artistic need for expressive freedom. In "Crotch Shot," a paparazzo's determination to snap a coveted still of a brash starlet scrutinizes the infamy of fame. The dark ...

Undercurrents 2011, Penknife Press, Chicago

ISBN-13: 9781599970097

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