Chain Linked (Paperback)

Stories

By Michelle Blair Wilker

Post Hill Press, 9781682615898, 160pp.

Publication Date: June 19, 2018

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Description

The human heart: you can't live with it, and you can't live without it.

We are bound together and yet broken apart, like a chain link fence.

We yearn for connection's kinship and mourn its losses; it is the fabric of our existence and what drives us. The agony of lost love, the hollowness of an absent family member, the cute guy on the basketball court that you just can't muster up the courage to say hi to. A summer trip to Montauk. A night out at a salty dive bar. A foghorn in the distance, sipping a sweet drink. Emptying the fridge, packing up the old condo. Listening to Grandpa's corny jokes. Wondering if life as a prep school art teacher meant anything. Getting even with your older brother. Haunted by Havana's vacant casino high rises and ancient automobiles, dreaming of pizza in Rome.

Chain Linked chronicles life's joys and discontents in vivid detail and gives us a window into our souls.


About the Author

Michelle Blair Wilker is a Los Angeles-based writer and producer. Her work has appeared in Across the Margin, Whistlingfire, Hollywood Dementia, and The Huffington Post. She was a finalist in Glimmer Train's November 2012 contest for new writers and was short listed for the Fresher Writing Prize in 2015. In 2017, she attended DISQUIET: Dzanc Books International Literary Program in Lisbon, Portugal, and was featured in The New Short Fiction Series in Los Angeles. TV producing credits include Stand Up to Cancer and The Grammys.