What We Never Had (Paperback)

By Zach Wyner

Rare Bird Books, a Vireo Book, 9781942600688, 232pp.

Publication Date: September 20, 2016

List Price: 17.95*
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Meet Josh, a paragon for the modern postcollegiate. He has a job with no upward path, and a dysfunctional relationship with his ex. Through his work with teenagers, he begins to find definition through the haze, gradually discovering purpose and a measure of self-respect. After two shiftless friends take up residence in his apartment, using his couch as a podium to rail against the world, he takes stock of who he is versus who he wants to be. And when his troubled ex finds herself in real danger, Josh can't resist the allure of playing the savior, but now he may have a little wisdom on his side.

About the Author

Zach Wyner is a writer and educator who works with incarcerated youth in the San Francisco Bay Area. He is a contributor to The Good Men Project, Curly Red Stories, Unbroken Journal, and Atticus Review. He received an MFA in Creative Writing from the University of San Francisco and lives in Oakland with his wife and children.