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Undertow of Memory

Vince Sgambati


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There's a space between what was and what's next, where memory comforts and disheartens. The varied protagonists in these character-driven stories live in that undertow: the doctoral student stuck in the memory of a brief sexual experience; the woman recognizing her younger self in a photograph, but confused by the crone who stares back at her from a mirror; the widower, more comfortable among strangers than friends because he doesn't have to apologize for his loneliness -- encounters that open the floodgates.

"By turns lyrical, bittersweet, tragic, and celebratory, this is a necessary book that deserves a wide and eager readership."

--Stephanie Dickinson, author of Girl Behind the Door and The Emily Fables

"...gently told, often in multiple voices, each given the space to tell their side of the story until the sometimes sad and often beautiful picture of people connecting as best they can emerges."

--tammy lynne stoner, author of Sugar Land (IPPY Award and the Advocate's Best of 2018)

"Undertow of Memory will leave you breathless with its subtle beauty and frank, powerful storytelling. Aging, loss, transformation, regrets, all the unspoken underpinnings of life receive a voice in Sgambati's masterfully poetic prose."

--Gar McVey-Russell, author of Sin Against the Race

Fomite, 9781947917354, 258pp.

Publication Date: February 1, 2020