A Collection Of Characters, A New Work Of Fiction, Plots The Tangled Relationships That Mark And Mold Us

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SAN CARLOS, Calif. - April 13, 2020 - PRLog -- B. Bennett Press today released A Collections of Characters, fourteen short stories by novelist Alan Fleishman. These compelling tales explore the tensions and satisfactions of pivotal human encounters.

Pathos and Humor: From War to the DMV

If there is a theme to these stories, it is of the critical human interactions at the core of our lives – some good, some bad, some enduring, and some fleeting. They each leave their mark and change who we are.

In Frannie Potter, an unusual young American woman runs off to fight in the Spanish Civil War to save the threatened Republic and keep her friend Marty alive. Demons and the Red Bicycle is about a little boy who longs for a new father and a red bicycle. Happy Hour at the DMV brings some levity from an unusual place, the Department of Motor Vehicles. In Regrets, a novelist with writer's block befriends an old man with many stories to tell. The remaining stories capture the humorous, the inspiring, and the enigmatic sides of human nature. They are about singular unexpected events and choices which alter the course of a life.

Jewish-Themed Historical Novels

After many fruitful years as a businessman, Alan Fleishman started a new career as a novelist at a time most people are retiring. His debut novel, Goliath's Head, landed with unexpected success. Even greater reader acceptance followed with A Fine September Morning, Lara's Shadow, and Odyssey of Chaos. His intense stories are rooted in hard fact and driven through well-imagined characters. Taken together, Fleishman's novels chronicle the staggering Twentieth Century Jewish history, from persecution to tragedy to triumph.

From there, Fleishman turned to writing more universally-themed short stories. Many are set in a small town reminiscent of Berwick in northeastern Pennsylvania where he grew up. Others are set in his adopted northern California. Many of the stories in this collection have been previously published in such acclaimed literary magazines as the Avalon Literary Review, Pennsylvania Literary Journal, Evening Street Review and in Odyssey of Chaos. Two appear for the first time in this collection.

Today Alan lives with his wife Ann and their cats, Dolly and Bailey, high on a hill overlooking San Francisco Bay.

A Collection of Characters is available for purchase at Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Lulu.com, and many other e-tailers.  It may also be purchased through most retail bookstores. It is available in hardcover, softcover, and Kindle.

Visit www.alanfleishman.com to read more about the author.

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