Dreaming Rodin-John M. Flynn
Thoughtful, hopeful, at times gritty and comical, this short story collection delights in examining the lives of humble characters in oddball but everyday circumstances.
Gritty. A series of short, concise stories that don't shy away from the seamy side of life. These are characters trying to be better, trying to change, and not always succeeding. Each story could have been longer and felt a little more finished but Flynn's prose is expert. He evokes this excellent cast of characters lending a different voice per character. This is a distinctive way of writing that tends to draw you into each story a few pages in each time.