You Might Forget the Sky Was Ever Blue By Michael Chin is a collection of short stories. None of the characters in these stories seem comfortable in their own skins. They are all seeking to understand their places in the world and their relationships with the people around them.
Some of these stories are disturbing, some have a great sexual energy. Many of the people within make the wrong decisions for the right reasons. All of them are trying; few succeed. Still, they manage not to be depressing. There is a relentless energy and hope in Chin’s writing, even as his characters despair.
They’re all just trying to find their way in a difficult world, in difficult times, which is what makes them relatable, even as they do and say things we might not do ourselves. Chin’s writing makes you root for the underdog. Whether they are trying to understand their own sexuality, or trying to find their way socially, or how to navigate a tricky political climate, they all make you think. What would I do?
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