Gathered Here Together
GATHERED HERE TOGETHER (Ampersand Books) are 22 of Garrett Socol’s finely-crafted stories, by turns darkly humorous or light and zany, and often both at once. The characters populating these stories march slightly out-of-step with the world around them: a woman who throws a bake sale to raise money for her electroshock therapy…a writer who creates a suicide handbook…a teenage girl who holds up a liquor store and changes the course of her life. In this collection, Socol brings his wry insight and sensitivity to bear on the madness of contemporary culture, the silliness of everyday life, and illustrates the many ways people, against all odds, keep themselves afloat.
Gathered Here Together - Stories
The complete list of stories in Gathered Here Together
Gathered Here Together - Excerpt
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Gathered Here Together - Praise
What people are saying...
Brilliantly created characters and masterful prose. There's no fluff here - just finely crafted fiction that brings in the reader and doesn't let go until well after the last story is told.Nathaniel Tower, Editor Bartleby Snopes
If you're looking for offbeat storytelling, look no further. Garrett Socol will lead you down paths you least expect in this splendid short story collection.Cetywa Powell, Editor Underground Voices
There's no question that Garrett Socol can tell a good story, weaving subtle plots and intriguing characters together with skill and sophistication. But for us, what takes his work to the next level is his often wry observation of contemporary society, his ear for surprising language and phrases that just leap out of the page. Whenever we start reading a Garrett Socol story, we know it's going to challenge us and make us think - and work like that is all too rare.Editors >kill author
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Gathered Here Together - Publications
Garrett Socol's short stories have appeared in the following publications: