(from the publisher)Seemingly mundane events twist with an unusual presence of the unreal as the psyche of ordinary people is explored. Depression, time, and thought are redefined. Alive is a collection of melancholy love stories saturated with sadness. Characters struggle to connect with one another but never quite succeed. They are essentially alone. A world that is dark and disturbing, suicide is constantly contemplated and feelings of guilt, inadequacy, and suppressed sexuality surface as identity itself becomes a fragile thing.