"Jessica Lott writes with a distinct style that is full of ease and humor…an important debut."

—Ha Jin, author of Waiting

"Osin, protagonist of her novella ... is prickly, growly, annoying, vulnerable, flawed, offensive, and sympathetic, [part of] a world of complex characters who are struggling, in real ways, to connect. This is a novella to relax into—for it weaves its magic underground, and as you are reading, you find yourself growing attached to this real and bumpy group of people."

—Aimee Bender, author of The Girl in the
Flammable Skirt

Offering a fresh perspective on the problem of being a middle-aged male completely out of touch with his world, his family, and himself, this tragic yet funny novella tells the story of Osin, a recently retired publisher adrift on the sea of his mostly pointless life. His first wife left him after many extramarital trysts, his second wife is leaving him for someone else, and he is estranged from his son. Obsessed with the idea that his family holds the key to his redemption, he attempts to reunite with his first wife, whom he hasn’t seen in fifteen years, and mend his life.

Low Fidelity Press
April, 2007
Paperback, 108 pp.
ISBN-10: 0972336370
ISBN-13: 978-0972336376