Portland, OR— October 22, 2019 — Unsolicited Press announced immediate availability of Traveling Left of Center and Other Stories by Nancy Christie. Traveling Left of Center and Other Stories details the experiences of characters in life situations for which they are emotionally or mentally unprepared. Unable or unwilling to seize control over their lives, they allow fate to dictate the path they take, while their methods of coping range from the passive and the aggressive to humorous and hopeful.
A young woman who “travels left of center” in her endless quest for love, a mother trying to cope with the realities of an unhappy life, a long-suffering old man who reaches his breaking point while the clock ticks away time for his shrewish wife, and a self-absorbed young man who realizes too late what the shop on the square is really providing—just a few of the tales that have earned praise from reviewers and readers.
A world of “nondescript, unbearably fragile people… either fearing danger where none exists or failing to see the shadow of the doom that falls across their paths,” “a provocative slice of Americana that is equal parts real and gripping” and “my perfect summer book, short stories that I couldn’t put down” are among the reviews for Traveling Left of Center and Other Stories. In each of these eighteen stories, the characters’ choices—or non-choices—are their own. But the outcomes may not be what they anticipated or desired. Will they have time to correct their course, or will they crash?
Nancy Christie has a passion for fiction, and has been making up stories since she was a child, engaging in "what if" and "let's pretend" activities that took her far beyond her northeastern Ohio home. Her short stories have appeared in print and online magazines, including Ariel Chart, Two Cities Review, Streetlight Magazine, Talking River and The Chaffin Journal, among others. Several of her stories have earned contest placement or awards.
Traveling Left of Center by Nancy Christie is available directly from the publisher (www.unsolicitedpress.com) and all major retailers. Ingram Book Group distributes the title to the market.
Unsolicited Press was founded in 2012 and is based in Portland, OR. The press strives to produce exceptional works of fiction, nonfiction, and poetry from award-winning authors.
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