The men and women who inhabit Tommy Housworth’s stories are all chasing down redemption. As in life, some of them find it while others tumble into karmic detours that lead to harrowing - and at times, darkly humorous - results.
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As an epilogist, Ben Mendelssohn appreciates an unexpected ending. But when that denouement is the untimely demise of his beloved wife, Ben is incapable of coping. Marian was more than his life partner; she was the fiber that held together all that he is. And Ben is willing to do anything, even enter the unknown beyond, if it means a chance to be…
An art critic becomes obsessed with an exhibit by a provocative performance artist. A man takes in the widow of a migrant worker after her husband is gunned down at the Texas border. A photographer faces a personal crossroads after being the sole witness to a suicide jump from the Golden Gate Bridge.
At once idyllic and satiric, Buddhist Catnaps & Broken-Down Hymns captures the miracles and malaise of life in 21st century America.
“Soulful, honest, hilarious writing.” —Sean Daniels, Geva Theatre NYC
“Piercing and unforgettable...with grit, grace, humor, and wisdom, these stories reveal us to ourselves again and again.” —Stacey Brown, poet, Cradle Song
“These stories take you on a rush of a ride. Buckle up, put your bare feet on the dash and get ready to fly.” —Janece Shaffer, playwright, The Geller Girls