Making Love While Levitating Three Feet in the Air : And Other Stories Paperback
Making Love While Levitating Three Feet in the Air:And Other Stories of Flight's 13 short stories arelinked thematically by the recurring idea of flight, inits various definitions and senses.
The characters aresometimes in flight from their situations, sometimesfrom other people, sometimes from themselves.Stories range from contemporary to historical,from realistic to magical realist.
The known andthe unknown often blur as the characters struggleto understand the unseen forces that move them..Ultimately, the crises that all the charactersencounter are psychological or spiritual in someway, however each may define that; as the title of thecollection suggests, the characters find themselveslevitating somewhere between their deepest desiresand an exquisite and terrifying nothingness.No one in these stories "wins" in the traditionalsense; there are no tidy answers.
But the stories aresubtly life affirming in how each character deals withthe difficulties of life.
Each learns something abouthimself or herself, however fleeting that knowledgemay be, however small a step forward it inspires.Life isn't static, and neither are these people.
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 200 pages
- Publisher: Stephen F. Austin State University Press
- Publication Date: 30/10/2016
- Category: Fiction
- ISBN: 9781622881031