Some Shorts in the Dark

by John A. Curry



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 16/04/2004

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 5x8
Page Count : 340
ISBN : 9781418413842

About the Book

The crime fiction novelist takes a partial break with Some Shorts in the Dark, an anthology of short stories at once dark, humorous, ironic, and pleasing.

What they have in common is the author’s incisive look at the human condition, whether commenting on the difficulty senior citizens have in effecting new relationships in “Wilting Away at Good Harbor”, the perils of the job search process in “The Interview”, the strain of family conflict in “You Make Me Feel So Young”, or the plight of December-May romance in “Prenuptial Agreement.”

His trademark crime stories are also included with some ironic twists in tales such as “Getting to Know You”, “Round and Round We Go” and “In the Eyes of the Beholder.”

In addition, excerpts from some of his successful novels have been included, as well as essays on influential people who have made a difference in the author’s life.

About the Author

John A. Curry is President Emeritus of Northeastern University.  He is a graduate of that university and earned his doctorate from Boston University.  From 1989-1996, he served as President of Northeastern University, changing its direction from a large, urban institution toward a “smaller but better” university.

He has written four novels – Loyalty, Two and Out, The Irish Corsicans, and Bless Me Father -- all available through 1st Books.

“Some Shorts in the Dark” is his first anthology of short stories.

Dr. Curry lives in Saugus, Massachusetts.