In his second collection of short stories, Mr. Sylvester continues to explore themes of human connection and disconnection through characters facing personal crisis that force them to re-create themselves
in an indifferent universe. Rich detail and convincing dialog propel the reader forward in anticipation of what will happen next. These carefully crafted stories explore the structure of short fiction, sometimes bringing it closer to the surface so the reader can experience not only what happens in the story, but how the story is told.
“The attention to detail and surveys of human lives creates a powerful juxtaposition of worlds that includes astute, attractive philosophical inspections… each of these short inspections offers resounding lessons about life. The result is a creative exploration of different lives that will provide readers of literature and philosophy with much food for thought.” – Diane Donovan, Midwest Book Review
“If Hemingway were still around, the many superlative descriptions in your stories might make him red with envy.” – Dave Kalish, author of The Opposite of Everything
Originally from The Bronx, Mr. Sylvester makes his home in New York’s Capital District and Myrtle Beach, South Carolina with the artist Lori Barraco Sylvester and their cat Molly Bloom. He offers workshops in reading the short story through the Upper Hudson Library System in Troy, New York and the Chapin Memorial Library in Myrtle Beach.