ONLY HUMAN: Short Stories by David Marell
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The short fictions in ONLY HUMAN variously describe a quest for the perfect sausage in Los Angeles; the life of a hoarder through his tangle of possessions; the awakening of sexual feelings in a long-time platonic friendship; and conflicts and reconciliations over business deals, parking spots, vegetable gardens, drug rehabilitation, and spitting contests. David Marell writes with sly humor and delicious naiveté that make his stories quick and special. Marell is author of Be Generous: 101 Meditations to Get You Through the Day and Night and I Want You To Come Here. In Only Human he presents eleven short stories that explore loneliness and lust, selfishness and generosity, being at home and being lost — and the many small challenges that propel us through our lives.