The ten stories in Antioxidants and other stories expose men and women whose lives have reached turning points they can't ignore.
Meet a woman on the rebound from a breakup who takes a chance with a blind photographer; a song writer, shattered by the death of his brother; a shy savant who wields the I-Ching to avoid a broken heart; a young woman who declares her love with a daring tattoo; a teacher who must pay his gambling debts tutoring the son of a loan shark; a professor testing his rejected doctoral thesis through an encounter of the flesh in Tahiti; a veteran trainer who struggles to save a proud but declining boxer.
These characters will strike a chord with the choices many of us face in our own lives. Bennett has an exceptional eye and voice for the very human foibles in all of us.
About the Author
TERRY BENNETT was born in California and attended UC Santa Barbara where he studied art before leaving for Alaska to work as a commercial fisherman. He returned to California and fought forest fires while serving on a mountain rescue team. He began writing during the 1990s, and won five Persephone awards at the William Saroyan Writers' Conference. The title story, Antioxidants, was first published in the Red Rock Review.
The Critics Praise:
"Terry's stories hit hard--robust and powerful!"
- Dave Christy, Alpha Beat Press
"Most lives advance through a maze of personal choices, seldom fully understood. Bennett's stories illuminate this journey with characters who struggle-like the rest of us-to find a moment of grace."
- S.R. Kenney, author of Suicide Nostalgia.
"Bennett delivers intriguing characters in eclectic locales, making choices that offer them no chance to recant or retreat. I love Bennett's voice and style."
- Linda West,
Past President, Writer's International Network.