Title: Spooky Action at a Distance and Other Stories
Binding: Paper Back
Book Condition: New
Publisher: Dufour Editions March 2008
0802313469 / 9780802313461
Seller ID: 20080724145221
The stories in this new collection from Tom Noyes show us everyday characters coming to simple epiphanies. The beauty of each story comes from the human connection that makes each realization possible. A man who has just lost his father is able to see his son as a man for the first time; a new mother finds appreciation for her family in the face of a neighbor's illness; a boy cannot learn to read yet instinctively knows how to comfort his grandmother; a wife calmly supports her husband's dream to ride a barrel over Niagara Falls; a handicapped man records his reaction to his brother's suicide for a physiatrist who cannot look at him, creating a birth story that is a desperate attempt to connect with people he's never met. The characters (some of whom we already know from Noyes earlier collection) make connections with others, realize their own strengths, and break out of their self-imposed slavery of doubt and insecurity. The title comes from Einstein's comments about 'quantum entanglement', by which particles that are separated by a great distance, particles that cannot even 'see' each other, can have an instantaneous effect on each other.