The Brink, Stories by Austin Bunn
In this debut collection of ten stories, screenwriter Bunn navigates the human condition with all its flaws and messiness but reminds the reader of an innate goodness, that all is not lost. Though none of Bunn’s characters appear to have anything in common---they are to have anything in common---they are all different ages, in different settings, some times in different centuries, there is an interconnectedness to them as each faces odds that they feel at the time are insurmountable, but that offer hope, often in most unexpected places, ways or people. Words and props are carefully chosen, the sentences sometimes sparse. Visceral and startling, Bunn’s stories will fascinate and mystify as they form a story from which no one will be able to look away.