In this striking debut collection, characters find unexpected moments of profound insight while navigating daily life.Clouthers first collection of stories shows an 'old' talentmeaning, his sophistication in treatment and technique and his wise observations of the human condition have the feel of an author who has the experience of several story collections behind him.Booklist, starred review"e;Sharply observed."e;Toronto Star"e;The 10 entries in Clouthers debut collection all display a sure-handed grasp of craft."e;Publishers WeeklyIn this striking debut collection, characters find unexpected moments of profound insight while navigating the monotony of daily life. Here we find a man who drives to the wrong mountain, a hubcap cleaner who moonlights as a karaoke star, and a deliveryman whose urgent letters have no willing recipient. While lulled by the deceptively simple rhythm of the ordinary, Kevin Clouther offers the instant before momentous changethe view over the cliff, the intake of breath before a decision, a glimpse of stark vulnerability, of faith and hope.