Late in the Standoff

Late in the Standoff

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In these four stories and a novella, Tracy Daugherty focuses on unresolved conflicts among family and friends. In Late in the Standoff, the stories ask, a€œWhat are the limits of intimacy? How can we really know each other? What happens when the lines between deception and honesty become blurred?a€ The standoffs in Daughertya€™s third collection vividly demonstrate that even politics is a kind of family squabble whose elusive solutions often come from unexpected quarters.The air smelled of pine needles, loam, stems and leaves. ... Heruncles and aunts carved hams and turkeysin the kitchen, while her mother helped her grandma bake apple pies. ... Itwasshaped likea spoon, aspoon about the size of a ukulele.

Title:Late in the Standoff
Author:Tracy Daugherty
Publisher:Open Road Media - 2013-04-23


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