Tuesday, January 1, 2013

The Human Act and Other Stories


Angela Lam's short story collection explores the multifaceted lives of diverse people struggling to connect in a disjointed world. Lam delves into sexual identity, poverty, romantic love, parenthood, eating disorders, infidelity, and family relationships, effortlessly carrying the reader from the ghettos to suburbia. From the tough-talking, lipstick-wielding girl in "Lips," to the love struck lesbian artist in "Fistful of Love," to the stoic single mother raising a disabled son and the infatuated widow trying to relive her past, Lam illuminates the hope, fear, and longing of what it means to be human.

About the author:
During her more than 20-year career, Angela Lam has entertained and educated readers through poems, articles, essays, and novels. The Human Act and Other Stories showcases 14 of her best, award-winning short stories, including "Lips," which was nominated for a Pushcart Prize, "Ashes to Angels," a semi-finalist for fiction from the Heekin Group Foundation, and "A Toast Good-Bye" which won first place in Creativity Connection's fiction contest. A native of California, she is also the author of two chick lit novels. Visit her at www.angelalamturpin.com.

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