Announcing the release of Paul Alan Ruben’s Terms of Engagement: Stories of the Father and Son: A Short Story Collection under our new division, Larkin Books.
By Paul Alan Ruben
Two-time Grammy Award winner Paul Alan Ruben’s debut short story collection.
Published by Larkin Books
A Division of Alison Larkin Presents
In his debut collection, Paul Alan Ruben portrays father and son as intimate enemies, each yearning to be understood, acknowledged, and validated by the other. Raw and gripping, these nine stories take place in collision territory—where father and son engage one another in uncertain terms, both desperately trying to repair the emotional damage that has led to their alienation. At its core, TERMS OF ENGAGEMENT delves into the heart of the matter: Who am I, as a father? Who am I, as a son? Who am I, as a human being?
“A quiet lyricism emerges from these stories and it serves to underscore their emotional impact. Ruben can touch you deeply — and he can break your heart.”
—T. C. Boyle , author of over twenty-six books of fiction, and recipient of multiple literary awards, including the PEN/Faulkner Prize for World’s End, 1988, and the PEN/Malamud Prize for the collection, T.C. Boyle Stories, 1999.
For more information visit Paul Alan Ruben‘s website.