The Possibility of Snow
An engaging, lyrical, and, at times, disturbing novel, The Possibility of Snow tells the story of a once promising friendship. Steve and Neil room together at a small college in New England, until things go strangely wrong. Steve is eccentric, slightly paranoid, and too perceptive for his own good. He knows the difference between what people say and what they do. Neil is reflective, sincere, and not as together as he seems. There’s not much he’s sure of anymore. They know each other very well and understand each other not at all.
On a chilly morning in Taos, New Mexico, a 17-year-old paperboy breaks the window of a 31-year-old hair stylist — an accident that marks the beginning of an instant, inexplicable bond between them. In the course of one high-desert summer, Joshua and Sabrina share confidences, intercede in each other’s love lives, go on a date that scandalizes the town, and confront questions of fidelity, desire, and the nature of love.
The stories in Precarious are about doing the right thing and regretting it. About making bets and dancing naked. They play out in rain-soaked Seattle and drought-stricken California. On a tiny island and in a vast desert filled with light and heat and sand that slips through your fingers like friendships you once had. In prose that is by turns spare and lyrical, these stories capture the feeling of late summer. A never-ending game of Kick the Can. All sense of time lost among the stars.
Published by Luminis Books.