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Book: Across the Water - Tales of the Human Heart by Phil Harvey

Book: Across the Water - Tales of the Human Heart by Phil Harvey

categories: Book, Literary, Fiction, Relationships, Emotional Struggle, Short Stories




Phil Harvey

Author Phil Harveyabout this anthology: Love and the relationships it spawns—with children, for parents, among friends, and between neighbors—are addressed in a moving collection that explores emotional struggle. From headline-breaking issues to everyday jealousies and acts of tenderness, Harvey's stories offer a nuanced journey into the human heart.

• Beena's Story
First published in The Northern Virginia Review, Issue 22
A well dug in a remote Indian village has repercussions for a woman and the aid worker who loved her.

• Across the Water
A lake cabin provides only temporary shelter for a couple's affair.

• Voyeur
Excerpt from Show Time (pg. 11-13)
Ashai believes that if someone is nice enough to watch, she should be friendly.

• The Charge is "Conspiracy"
From Government Creep
Luisa faces a terrible choice: rat on her boyfriend or go to prison for ten years.

• Mort
First published in The MacGuffin, Vol XXV #2
An elderly man finds new life with a woman fifty years his junior.

• Roberta's River
Nominated for the 2003 Pushcart Prize
First published in Phantasmagoria, Vol 2 #1
A woman's alcoholic father gave her as much as he took away.

• Round Trip
A wife's efforts to make her husband more independent don't go as planned.

• Fishing for God
A brother retreats into Alaska's wilderness as his Iraq veteran sister undergoes reconstructive surgery.

• Roller Derby
Excerpted from the novel Just in Time
When a stockbroker winds up in the prehistoric age, he finds the friendship and sense of community that eluded his modern life.

• Dreamer Boy
A slacker's dark fantasies lead him one step too far.

• House Guest
When a couple ends a friendship, not all the connections are severed.


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