|About the Book|
Matt Debenhamâs stories are for people who think they donât like short stories. These stories donât leave off in mid-breath- instead, they feature characters who seem to live on even after their closing pages. The humor in The Book of Right and WrongMoreMatt Debenhamâ��s stories are for people who think they donâ��t like short stories. These stories donâ��t leave off in mid-breath- instead, they feature characters who seem to live on even after their closing pages. The humor in The Book of Right and Wrong makes the jarring moments that much more jarring, and the tender moments that much more tender.At once heartbreaking and hilarious, the eleven stories in The Book of Right and Wrong capture their characters at the defining moments of their lives. A mother finds herself defending her sonâ��s biggest bully from a tormentor of his own- a young man watches as his cape-wearing former high-school classmate proves himself more adept at making friends- a social worker gambles everything on expediting an adoptionâ��and causes unforeseen consequences for every person in her life- a boy standing in for Jimmy Carter in his elementary schoolâ��s mock-election inadvertently starts a bloody playground war- an ex-con single father finds himself on the inside of his townâ��s social circle, with no clue as to how the game is played.With lively storytelling and empathy to spare, The Book of Right and Wrong defies the notion that full, memorable characters live only in novels.