The Middle of the Night: Stories (Paperback)
A commanding performance of profound emotional resonance, The Middle of the Night examines the crucial moments in people’s struggles to understand the strange paths their lives have taken: a seventy-year-old retired doctor tries to teach his sixteen-year-old son how to drive; a happily married young lawyer attends a high school reunion with the woman he was never bold enough to love; a white freshman pledges a black fraternity. Each of these rich, expansive stories is endowed with an insistent but plain-spoken intelligence, illuminating the drama and mystery at the heart of ordinary life.
About the Author
Daniel Stolar graduated from Harvard University and completed two years at the Yale School of Medicine before earning his M.F.A. from the University of Arizona. His work has appeared in "Doubletake," the "Utne Reader, Press, Prism International, "and "Bomb." He lives in Tucson, Arizona.
"Each one of these stories resonates with an elegant simplicity. Psychologically complex and fully realized, they manifest equal parts wisdom and wit. The Middle of the Night may be the author’s first collection, but Stolar is already in full command of his craft."--The Washington Post Book World
"Sublime...accomplished....Stolar's perfectly crafted prose captures both the essence and the intricacies of friendships and family relationships."--Booklist
"This collection is pure pleasure."--Library Journal