"Green is an informed, intelligent, refined writer. In these stories lucidity wins out, where all along there is the pleasure of exploring complexity. Expect the unexpected."
- Keith Botsford, editor, News from the Republic of Letters
Written in flowing, descriptive prose, The Garden of Love comprises a variety of styles, settings, and narrative techniques. Each story presents not just a different subject, but a different way of seeing the world. From the realism of the opening stories, the collection moves through narratives of Ovidian transformation and Borgesian inversion to conclude with tenuous voices of elusive identity.
Along the way, we encounter a man who dreams for others, a book that mirrors its reader, and a widow who takes her husband’s soul on a journey to the end of the world. Readers who enjoy the imaginative departures of writers as different as Raymond Carver and Italo Calvino will find much to like in these stories.