Falling somewhere between the wild joy of heaven and the misery of hell, purgatory is one bittersweet state you'll never forget.
Twelve snapshots of teenage trauma ranging from heavy drama to surreal comedy. A devout youth relives the killings of his violent stepfather, a runaway has a traumatic encounter on a motorway, an afternoon at the beach brings heartbreak to a secret admirer, a couple's night of passion is cruelly frustrated by. . . wind. Ranging in mood from high comedy to deep pathos, Alan Durant's intense short stories capture the sweet delight and bitter misery of hormone-charged youth. . . .
“Durant's vivid, simple language brings to life a range of poignant and beautiful experiences”
“These direct, strong stories held my attention completely”