The Stillness of Remembering and Other Stories – Restored with Foreword by the Author
This is a collection of original short stories that take place in the 1980s, before technology made our lives more public, but somehow made them less intimate. All of these stories involve characters struggling to reconcile their ideas of their pasts with their hopes and expectations of their futures.
Brad and Lauren are colleges friends who reconnect to live the ever after, but struggle to find the happily. Beth is an accomplished academic who finds the darkness of her childhood casting a chilling shadow over her adult life and happiness. Scott awakes one morning in a strange hotel room, not knowing how he got there or who he is. It is not until he revisits the scene of a crime committed seven years earlier does he come to understand his life and who he has become. Only John, an aging widower nostalgically repeating a European trip taken with his beloved wife, can simply immerse himself in a present--a present that is as illusory as his idealized past.
Present with a foreword and commentary by the author.
About Thomas C Goss (St. Louis, Missouri Author)
Thomas (Tom) Goss is a 1979 graduate of Ramapo State College of New Jersey where he graduated with a B.A. in American Literature. He subsequently pursued a career in publishing where he authored several books and articles on graphic design and advertising.
In 1998, he entered the University of Missouri College of Veterinary Medicine and graduated with a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree in 2002. He has practiced in the St. Louis area ever since.
In 2017, he published a collection of of short stories, The Stillness of Remembering and other stories, as well as the novel The Rewards of Virtue. In 2018 he published the novels Menace in the Goldilocks Zone and Specter of Grief: A Haunted Romance. His most recent novel was published in early 2019, Throwback Book I: Ares Triumphant.
He has been a St. Louis resident since 1996.