My new book Difficult Pleasures (Penguin Viking 2012) is a collection of stories about solitary, brooding types who spend a lot of time inside their own heads. At the same time, these folks are fascinated by what are the, I hope, recognizable urban, contemporary landscapes they live in. The city is a big presence. As are love, childhood disappointments, dreams of travel, relationships with parents, literature, artistic and material aspirations and … water shortages.
Read my short story "Wild Things" from Difficult Pleasures in the current issue of Pratilipi.