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In the Event of Contact

(2021)
A collection of stories by

 
 
In the Event of Contact chronicles characters profoundly affected by physical connection, or its lack. Among them, a scrappy teen vies to be the next Sherlock Holmes; an immigrant daughter must defend her decision to remain childless; a guilt-ridden woman is haunted by the disappearance of her childhood friend; a cantankerous crossing guard celebrates getting run over by a truck; an embattled priest with dementia determines to perform a heroic, redemptive act, if he can only remember how; and a young girl navigates crippling aversion to touch, even from her sisters. Amidst backgrounds of trespass and absence, the indelible characters of In the Event of Contact seek renewed belief in themselves, recovery, and humanity.



Paperback Editions

May 2021 : USA Paperback
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Title: In the Event of Contact: Stories
Author(s): Ethel Rohan
ISBN: 1-950539-26-1 / 978-1-950539-26-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Dzanc Books
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