In the fourteen powerful and diverse short stories that make up her collection, THIS FAR ISN’T FAR ENOUGH, Lynn Sloan writes about people on the edges: people that others look past or dismiss, or people at defining moments, ready to leap--the loving disabled boy and his exhausted mother; a once-successful Lowcountry cook seeking a comeback with a popup restaurant in his ghetto apartment; an Alzheimer’s caregiver assessing his life; a mother whose troubled son creates a situation that forces her to see his absent father for the first time in decades; a once angry daughter shaken by revelation and forgiveness; and an astute WWII army grunt trapped in a no-win battle with his superiors. Affecting, memorable, and beautifully written, THIS FAR ISN’T FAR ENOUGH demonstrates Lynn Sloan’s penetrating understanding of loss, endurance, and the undefeated spirit.
“Sloan is inventive and fearless” --Sharon Solwitz, author of Once, in Lourdes: A Novel, Blood and Milk: Stories, and Bloody Mary: A Novel
Sloan’s world is one of poverty and wealth, art and the quotidian, love and remorse, and in these apparent paradoxes she offers fascinating insights to the human soul. What a pleasure it is to read...”--Joe Ponepinto, author of Mr. Neutron
"Sloan's characters are rendered with sensitive and realistic detail throughout." Kirkus Reviews
Publication Date February 20, 2018