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In Ruins of the Mind, Jason Statlander examines friendship, love, family, tragedy, and American culture throughout this collection of contemporary short fiction. His poignant words touch on--and make us question--what it means to be human, the ups and downs that connect and affect us all, and how family is the rock that will get us through.
Highlighted stories include:
Feathers in the Wind Jake boards an airplane for a fateful flight while traveling home to make his daughter's birthday.
The Ter'roc Fourteen-year-old Heidi seeks adventure and makes the discovery of a lifetime when she follows her curiosity through a storm drain.
Surviving the Messengers Ashley and her father Chris are dealing with the loss of her mother and need to find the strength to battle a fantastical foe.
In the Shadows of a Moment Five-year-old Frankie sets off for a birthday party on a rainy day with his father Howard, and the ensuing day leads to a shocking discovery.
Downward Spiral In this moving commentary on the American economy, Dominic loses his job and his family, sending his life into a tailspin.
Springtime Roses Rose goes to a routine doctor's appointment and receives shocking news that changes her and her family's life.
Other stories in this collection: The Lantern, The Glass Pyramid, Chance--"Don't Lose Your Head, " The Sheadroch, The Talasum, and The Journals.