New York city mayor Ed Koch famously remarked that suburbs are “sterile, nothing, a waste of your life.” Perhaps but these sharply etched stories, most of which are set in the fictitious Denver suburb of Greengate, give the lie to Koch’s generalization. Adultery, rumor mongering, religious conflict, and the huckstering of sex toys thrive here amidst the carefully tended lawns and mature vegetation of this suburban idyll. In fact, the residents of Greengate could use a little of the tedium Koch describes but they’re unlikely to get it soon.
Praise for David Milofsky’s Previous Books:In Eternal People, ”Milofsky has deliberately chosen to work in possibly the greatest and certainly the noblest, tradition of the novel — the realistic tradition. Milofsky is a sort of latter-day Garland.” —Stanley Elkin, author of The Living End
A Friend of Kissinger “is a triumph of narrative tone and the book shines with intelligence.” —Kent Haruf, author of Plainsong
David Milofsky is the author of six novels and many short stories and articles. His work has appeared in TriQuarterly, Prairie Schooner, the New York Times and elsewhere. He has won fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts, Breadloaf and the MacDowell Colony. He lives in Denver with his wife Jean.