by Clay Reynolds
Southwestern Encounters with the Strange and Poignant
A nameless and sometimes hapless narrator moves through a series of casual encounters, mostly in the Southwest, with total strangers, average people going about day-to-day, often mundane activities, but taking time to reveal to him, unprompted, their life experiences.
Often funny, sometimes sad, always poignant, their voices reveal both the comedy and tragedy of life, and expose the unique humanity behind the anonymous faces of the ordinary person.
Named as finalist for 2015 Pushcart Prize.