All That Is Left Is All That Matters
All That Is Left Is All That Matters – by Mark Slouka
In fifteen beautifully wrought stories―ranging from occupied Czechoslovakia to California’s Central Valley to the rainforests of the Pacific Northwest―Mark Slouka explores moments in life when our back is to the wall. One of the most forceful writers of his generation, Czech-American author Slouka captures the depth and emotional range of an array of characters. Whether battling the end of desire, the fact of injustice, or death itself, the men and women in these stories are doing everything possible to tighten their grip on life. Like its title, All That Is Left Is All That Matters consoles us with life’s tender humor and unexpected moments of redemption in the face of heartbreak, tragedy, and dislocation.