By Darrell Spencer
The 9 tales of CAUTION males in Trees trap the strain, want, and common helplessness of individuals faced with intractable truth. As advised via the collection's epigraph from Superman—"Did you assert kryptonite?"—the characters in those tales have reached some degree the place they become aware of that components in their lives are coming undone, and that their very own strategies and actions—or, usually, the failure to behave quickly enough—are the reason. although settings and occasions fluctuate, an analogous experience of overwhelming urgency recurs through the assortment. The tales replicate an international distressed through clash and settings fraught with the occurrences of non-public violence.
Against the heritage of the O. J. Simpson trial, a guy refuses to aid in a friend's suicide and realizes that he has been averting many disagreeable truths approximately himself and his lifestyles. A son confronted along with his father's debilitating stroke sees that he needs to eventually confront the mortality and emotions of grief that he has been concealing. within the identify tale, the movie Bugsy and speak about the disappointing fact of pop-culture heroes set the scene for a husband's scary disagreement along with his personal barriers. The surprise of stark revelation combines with tightly wound chains of suggestive occasions to create a suite of gripping, edgy tales approximately characters who, although battered, survive.
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CAUTION Men in Trees by Darrell Spencer