The Melancholy of Departure

· Dog Star Press
Ebook
122
Pages

About this ebook

Winner of the Flannery O'Connor Award for Short Fiction. Filled with sharp dialogue, engaging characters, and offbeat detail, the twelve stories collected in The Melancholy of Departure describe an outsider's world of longing, disillusion, and survival, where hope is found in unexpected places and understanding comes from unlikely sources. Fully aware of the dangers that await us all — loneliness, commitment, heartbreak, love — the men and women in this collection call out to us from the fringes of society; they are prophets whose messages fall on uninterested ears.

About the author

A journalist for the Vancouver Observer, Alfred DePew has taught at the Universities of Vermont and New Hampshire, the Maine College of Art, the Salt Center for Documentary Studies, and Haystack Mountain School of Crafts. He has lead creativity and leadership workshops throughout the U.S. and Canada. In 2008, he joined the faculty at the Center for Right Relationship, where he teaches organization and relationship systems coaching. In his private practice, he works with executive directors, physicians, school administrators, couples, artists, writers, and clergy in deepening their awareness, managing change and conflict, broadening their range, achieving personal and creative objectives, and realizing their leadership potential.

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