These deeply inventive, mysterious sports stories (which are about far more than sport) will electrify readers of literary fiction nationwide. "Toward The Sun" includes sports of every variety, each a vehicle for plumbing the depths of human nature. A skiing story is also about reinvention of the self and the slipperiness of identity. A basketball story shows a father's hopelessly frayed bond with his son, and his tenuous connection to life. A golf story is about love and sex and trust. A squash story is about aging and infidelity and secrets. And the title story of the collection is the most unforgettable running story ever written, in which a man runs with an animal nature -- and perhaps becomes the animal.
These thirteen stories are ethereal, radiant, and exquisitely written. They are sure to garner both critical acclaim and a voracious reading audience.