Fiction of B.D. Love

Punch Line (Stories, 2014)

"B.D. Love writes eloquently of troubled lives and troubled loves, capturing as well as anyone writing today the ways in which we both crave and fear intimacy. Two practical-joking school friends betray each other; a man battles his pitifully irascible neighbors; a professor grows infatuated with an immigrant B-girl; a grieving widow becomes obsessed with helping a homeless man; two Vietnamese students learning English struggle with Swift's "A Modest Proposal"-Love's stories illuminate those critical moments when, suddenly, we can save another's sanity and dignity, when we most urgently feel our human commitment to each other. Punch Line is a beautiful collection from a contemporary master."  - Jay Rogoff, author of Venera and The Art of Gravity

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DragonBlossom (A novel, 2012)
A middle-aged Anglo professor becomes obsessed with an "Asian Lolita" on his campus. As her life fractures, his fortunes ironically rise. Advancing matters is a shadowy academic who augments his meager university income with forays into drug dealing and the flesh trade, involving teachers and students alike. Told as a self-help book for sufferers from a certain "syndrome," this darkly satirical novel explores romantic obsession, cultural collision, love (or a variant thereof), and the utterly absurd farce called academia.

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