Abraham Aamidor’s newest collection of short stories, Don’t Go, features speculative and realistic fiction together, creating a balanced body of original stories. Inspired by the Hermann Hesse classic, this quest for meaning begins in a trailer park with a pimply-faced young man. A computer “nerd” tries to get a date with the beautiful daughter of his landlord. A religious boy protests the Biblical story; why would Isaac have even submitted to his own prescribed death? A wisecracking Jewish newspaper reporter in Chicago knows the Windy City better than he knows himself. A Palestinian and a former Kibbutz volunteer meet at college in America and learn to see each other with new eyes. A young man is thrown into homelessness and traverses neither Route 66 across America nor settles in the Left Bank in France, but inhabits hidden sites in his own backyard. An earnest young man searches for truth and is disappointed; his hoped-for mentor may not even be real, and he knows he must fall back on his own resources. Aamidor doesn’t miss in his new collection of immersive, inventive short stories, Don’t Go.
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Published by Stephen F. Austin University Press