We are too young to know how to do this.
I’ve read a book I found in the city library.
We have acquired the vocabulary.
We sit on the edge of your bed, fasten one another’s eyes,
say the words for what we will do.

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Another excerpt from early in The Distance Between Us, featuring Lee alone in his shop with the thoughts that the onset of fall stir in him.

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An excerpt from early in The Distance Between Us, featuring Lee and April negotiating one of many troubled relationships in the novel.

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When I talk to people about the novel I’m working on, they often ask how I came up with the idea. Here’s the answer.

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An excerpt from early in The Distance Between Us featuring Meredith and her party friend Annie, and the first hint of complication in the novel.

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It was summer and night in this city in the desert
and though the heat of the day had diminished
it lingered long, humid on our skin
as we lay on the grass and watched a hundred stars fall.

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