Mystery Stories (Paperback)
Porcupine's Quill, 9780889843370, 269pp.
Publication Date: November 1, 2010
"Mystery Stories" is inhabited by absence: dead friends, past childhoods and ex-lovers. Others, stunned, are left behind to navigate the pitfalls of memory, while trying to make sense of lives built by people who are no longer there. This collection is an intricate addition to Helwig's already large canon of rich, thoughtful stories populated by densely real people.