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Life Between Seconds by Douglas Weissman now available from Histria Books
By: Histria Books
For fans of Karen Russell's Swamplandia!
The night Sofia Morales's daughter disappears, Sofia begins to hear her daughter's voice. Her world crumbles — her marriage crumbles. After demanding her husband leave, Sofia runs from Buenos Aires, Argentina to San Francisco — a city she always wanted to visit — renting an apartment in a beat-up complex at the edge of North Beach.
Peter and Sophia become close friends in the confined space of the city, finding companionship in the shadow of their unspoken nightmares. When Sofia receives a letter from her estranged husband, and Peter proves unable to bury his box of watches, the ghosts of their pasts once more threaten the lives they have created, now tearing at the fabric of their friendship with the tormented memories they keep, whether real or imagined.
Unfolding over three decades, Life Between Seconds sets Peter and Sophia on a collision course with their respective pasts propelling them toward either redemption or damnation. Engrossing, heartbreaking, and surreal, Douglas Weissman's first adult novel is a meditation on trauma, family, and how to heal after a great loss.
Douglas Weissman is an author and travel writer who has spent time exploring diverse corners of the world. He is the husband of a museum educator, father of a delightful girl, and lives in Los Angeles. He has an MFA in creative writing from the University of San Francisco and spent time in Buenos Aires.
Life Between Seconds, 276 pp., ISBN 978-1-59211-