Coming Up Short
A Collection of Fiction & Non-fiction
T. V. LoCicero
Biography / Memoir, Nonfiction, Humor, Sport and Leisure
December 1, 2016
A multifaceted treat, this is a sparkling collection of 14 stories, memoirs, essays and occasional pieces penned over the past five decades. They are by turns brilliant, hilarious, moving and insightful, and together they offer a wonderful array of unlikely but vividly realized characters.
“Excellent character studies with horrific overtones that reminded me some of Kathy Bates’ character in the movie ‘Misery.’ Creeped me out…”—Don Kidwell
“A delight. This is a charming, meaningful and educational conversation with one of the very best.”—Greg Jolley
This is a multifaceted treat: a sparkling collection of T.V. LoCicero’s best short fiction and non-fiction penned over the past five decades—14 stories, memoirs, essays and occasional pieces that are by turns brilliant, hilarious, moving and insightful. Together they offer a wonderful array of unlikely but vividly realized characters:
--A colorful black caddie who plays one of the strangest rounds in the history of golf.
--The mild, unassuming fellow often dubbed the greatest crime writer of our time.
--A Hall of Fame athlete whose decades of triumph ended in sudden death on a Manhattan street.
--A comfortable suburban matron who pays a charitable call on the squalid inner-city room of her long-time maid.
--The Little League dad whose compulsive flirtation with Lady Luck may cost him his thumbs, fingernails or the soul of his son.
--An earnest young reporter who thinks the witty, gorgeous gal he just met is too good to be true…until she claims to adore him, and then he’s got one small problem.
--A meddling spinster so perversely intent on helping her eccentric old housemate that nothing good can ever come of it.
--The author himself back in the day, divorced, broke, living in a refashioned garage and looking for a job that pays.