Synopses & Reviews
The stories in Merrill Feitell's award-winning collection, Here Beneath Low-Flying Planes
, examine the fleeting and unexpected moments of human connection, reminding us of the indelible impact we have on one another no matter how insignificant or anonymous we might feel under our huge, collective sky.
Feitell's characters deal with shifting dynamics in relationships whether they be best friends, lovers, family, or even strangers that consistently leave them torn between two places or commitments. In the
A vibrant collection of short stories captures the fleeting and unexpected moments of human connection that demonstrate the impact that people have on one another. Winner of the 2004 Iowa Short Fiction Award. Original.
About the Author
Merrill Feitell, a native New Yorker, received her MFA from Columbia University in 2000, was the Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference’s Margaret Bridgman Fellow in Fiction in 2003, and was chosen as one of Fiction’s New Luminaries by the Virginia Quarterly Review. Her fiction has been published in Book Magazine, Glimmer Train, and the Best New American Voices 2000. She currently resides in Brooklyn.
Table of Contents
It couldn't be more beautiful -- Bike New York! -- The marrying kind -- The dumpling king -- And then you stand up -- Our little lone star -- Such a big Mr. England -- Here beneath low-flying planes.