Matters Familiar by E. G. Fabricant
Approx. 79,890 words.
Published on August 31, 2010.
Twelve tales from inside complex contemporary relationships. For one, two retired cowgirls resort to drugs, kidnapping, and interstate flight to escape the nursing home and reclaim their lives. For another, a dutiful mob soldier, worried about his sickly nephew's future, finds inspiration an ocean and ages away. Ten more about adults, kids, convicts, lawyers, politicians and other undesirables.