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Any moment in every life can be viewed as worthy of treasuring, whether that moment is filled with despair or joy, or just feels like a universe of emptiness. Caught is a collection of stories that explore the deeper human themes: expectation, desire, loss, hope, fear, joy, redemption. And while the collection as a whole is relentlessly empathic, each retelling is colorful and sharp; here acidic and humorous, there bittersweet with pathos. In this era of increasing social disconnection-in which technology is replacing intimacy and life occurs at a pace that challenges our ability to stop, observe and interpret our own existence and its relationship with those around us-Caught's celebration of the everyday experience offers nourishment for the harried more

Product details

  • Paperback | 210 pages
  • 149.86 x 226.06 x 15.24mm | 249.47g
  • Koehler Books
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1938467930
  • 9781938467936
  • 1,862,136

About Deirdre Thurston

Deirdre Thurston has been an observer of people her whole life. A mother, wife, sister, daughter, friend and confidante, she s ever intrigued by the unfolding of everyday events and the subtle ripples they create in the lives of ordinary people. Sifting through the debris of quotidian angst, Deirdre excavates and dusts off the funny side, in the process curating collections that any onlooker can enjoy."show more

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"In this thought-provoking collection Deirdre Thurston writes with lyricism and verve. She shines a light on the human condition with humor tempered with irony." -Joan Rosier-Jones, author of Waiting for Elizabeth "These very short, unconventional stories are full of wit, charm, and grace. These are people you know, seen through Thurston's acute lens that hides no flaws, whose stories are only just beginning." -Clifford Garstang, author of In an Uncharted Country "In Caught, Deirdre Thurston splashes her words onto the page like an artist brushing oil paint onto the canvas. She brings all five senses to bear as she immerses you into a moment in someone's life. " -Ron McManus, award-winning author of The Drone Enigma"show more

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