Ivan the Backward Man
by Larry Porter
Ivan Solansky was born in 2040. The year the story opens is 2005. Ivan is celebrating his thirty-fifth birthday as he moves backward in time. This is the story of a lonely man, a man whose circumstances prevent him from forming any relationships, man or woman, lover or friend.
The story of Ivan is unusual, certainly, but is not much different from that of many of us who find life lonely.