Endless Distances


Longing, we say, because desire is full
of endless distances. I must have been the same to her.

(Robert Hass, Meditations at Lagunitas)
Set in different worlds, three characters tell themselves stories about their intimate partnerships. Though intended to reassure, the stories in this collection throw the depths of interpersonal connection into question.

The scale and proportion of the book echo the title, framing physical, emotional, and temporal distances between people.