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The wheel of desire and other intimate hauntings
Ross, Gary Earl.
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Publication Information:
San José [Calif.] : Writers Club Press, [2000]

Physical Description:
220 pages ; 23 cm
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The ghosts in the home of a dead lover. An angel with a gunshot wound in her wing. A nude painting with the power to seduce. A startling wedding night confession. From the commonplace to the surreal to the supernatural, The Wheel of Desire and Other Intimate Hauntings explores the deep and lingering human connections that shape the individual soul. Full of joy, pain, and wonder, the stories in this collection introduce us to obscure objects of desire, lovers and loved ones lost and found, and the unexpected choices that arise from the labyrinth of the hopelessly human heart.

Author Notes

Gary Earl Ross is an associate professor in the writing program at the State University of New York Educational Opportunity Center at Buffalo. An award-winning author, he has published more than 100 short stories, essays, poems, and articles

Table of Contents

Come Die in My Armsp. 1
Sextette: Disparate and Desperate Desiresp. 9
Why Do Angels Bleed?p. 25
Till Death Do Us Partp. 41
How Granny B Came North and Why She Hates Peanut Butterp. 51
Casual Sacrificesp. 59
The Nestp. 65
An Idolater's Talep. 71
Lifelinep. 77
Mona Lisa Under Glassp. 87
Night Trickp. 95
The Promisep. 111
The Shadow Loverp. 123
The Passingp. 129
Seventeen Movements in the Symphony of the Fleshp. 137
Burnp. 157
The Paintingp. 167
A Kokujin's Talep. 177
The Wheel of Desirep. 209

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