In his debut collection Mr. Sylvester shows us what happens in the spaces that open up between people - when connections are missed or broken - and we find ourselves struggling to create meaning in an indifferent universe.
These characters stand on shaky ground, lives that did not go according to plan. Here are stories that ask how do we pick up the pieces and move on when everything has changed and we find ourselves in a liminal space between one self and the next, reaffirming our need for human connections by imagining the alternative.
Written with a lyrical ear, these stories engage, unfolding slowly, compelling the reader to ask: what happens next. Sometimes darkly comedic, always poignant, they create room for the reader to participate.
Mr. Sylvester studied literature and creative writing at The University at Albany, the College of Saint Rose, the New York State Writers Institute and creative writing workshops too numerous to list. He offers a workshop in reading the short story through the Upper Hudson Library System in Troy, New York.
Originally from The Bronx, he lives in Watervliet, NY with the artist Lori Baracco Sylvester and their cat Sherlock.
For more information visit www.davidsylvester.net