Poets Alive Press, New York, 1997; 85 pages

“A novel as poetry? Poetry as a novel? This much is certain: No American work of literature can rival James Humphrey’s SIZ for the depth of its roots in tragic farmland, nor for the sad beauty of its blossoms. An important book.” —Kurt Vonnegut

SIZ (SIZzling summer sun) that developed into a 44-day rural drought, is an absorbing contemporary interpretation of what happens when minds are as confused as hearts. Is it better to give completely to love, or is it better to hold back? Must we be love to be fulfilled? Does love really exist, or is it a fantasy? Is the price to be an individualist worth the cost? Is there an appeal greater than a person in distress?

Welcome to the world of SIZ!


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