Searching for Intruders: A Novel in Stories
Stephen Raleigh Byler unveils in eleven stories the evolving self-awareness of Wilson Hues, a hapless drifter in rural Pennsylvania who finds himself, in strange moments of illumination, obsessed with the consequences of his own action and inaction.
Hues gets caught in the throes of a male-dominated and sometimes violent home life and subculture. His dark memories -- rendered in vignettes between stories that serve as a backdrop for his everyday life -- intrude upon his relationships with both men and women in such a way as to remind him of his own tenderness and weakness.
Evocative and exuberant, visceral and reflective, Searching for Intruders is a celebration of life in all of its beauty and pain.
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Byler's first novel is a series of linked stories narrated by Wilson Hues, a Holden Caulfield type in his mid-30s who works minimum-wage jobs and drifts aimlessly from place to place. Hues has seen ... Read full review