Tell Him You're Married
Short StoriesUnknown - 2002
If the ghosts of Woody Allen and David Mamet were available (at this early date) to float through the fiction of one writer, that writer would have to be Stan Rogal. In linked short stories imbued with wry humor, brutally frank honesty and caustically banal dialogue, women and men argue, make love and taunt each other mercilessly. Parents and kids don't get along: ''We love you ... '' says a character in ''Hard Line'' to which his father responds: ''Bullshit. I'm going to kill myself tonight.'' And the son's response? A deadpan, ''You've said that before.'' People on the cusp of middle age, who.
Publisher: Toronto [Ont.] : Insomniac Press, ©2002.
Characteristics: 1 online resource (181 pages)
Alternative Title: Tell him you are married