Patricia Engel on exploring desire, yearning and hope in 'The Faraway World'
Patricia Engel’s new short story collection is titled The Faraway World, a phrase that holds a personal and touching connection to her family history.
Ten stories connected by common themes, the collection explores desire, yearning, and the hope that today will be better than the day before.
I recently spoke with Engel about the stories, about who tells the stories, and about how a collection comes together.
The Faraway World by Patricia Engel
was published by Avid Reader Press.
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