We go blindly into the darkness
Edward Arruns Mulhorn, author
Children play Frisbee on a beach; a man borrows his friend’s boat to go fishing; a couple move to the Highlands to retire; a chance conversation is held in Gatwick Airport. These are ordinary events experienced by ordinary people. What makes them extraordinary is where they lead. The twenty stories in this collection are diverse; what unites them is a search for meaning and closure. The characters exist in a natural world that is as mysterious as it is majestic, and they struggle to find their place within it. Mulhorn’s stories touch on the transience of human existence. Frequently, they are unresolved. They acknowledge life’s hardship and disappointment, yet hint at the promise of hope beyond – a hope which is never quite satisfied.