The Price of the Ride

Celebrating with deceptive economy and merciless wit the perils of our journey through life, Thomas Farber's "compressions, repercussions, tarts & tales" reverberate as they evoke French epigrams, Zen koans, and the wry wisdoms of country music. Unflinching, these very short stories insist on the saving grace of language and (gallows) humor, whatever the price of the ride.

Critical Praise

“His prose is as spare and specifying as black and white photography.”

--The Nation

“...moving and arresting at the same time. ”

--The New York Times

“...lifts the spirit with its profound understanding...Each chapter is...almost a parable.”

--Houston Chronicle