Cold River











268pp. +  Soft Cover.  Perfect Bound. 6" x 9". 
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. . . a tantalizing phrase of music enslaves the universe
... caricatures painted by a Paris street artist morph into grotesqueries...a piece of verse discovered on a rock from Mars reveals profound secrets...endless snow prompts a city's entire population to abandon it for warmer climes...a girl's low estimation of her physical appearance drives her to a fateful decision...a rabbi becomes a Nazi to save the members of his synagogue from certain death...a young man discovers his birth is the result of a sexual assault and takes action to right the wrong...reports of a woman's death in Thailand assume a bizarre aspect...a worker for a tobacco company is haunted by the nature of his employment...a selfie reveals more than a woman ever imagined...a dress transforms a girl into her deceased sister...a King is tormented by the ugliness of his three daughters and their lack of suitors...and a woman's hypochondria drives her family to extreme measures.

Michael C. Keith is the author of more than 20 books on electronic media, among them Talking Radio, Voices in the Purple Haze, Radio Cultures, Signals in the Air, and the classic textbook The Radio Station (now Keith’s Radio Station). The recipient of numerous awards in the academic field, he is also the author of dozens of articles and short stories and has served in a variety of editorial positions. In addition, he is the author of an acclaimed memoir - The Next Better Place (screenplay co-written with Cetywa Powell), a young adult novel - Life is Falling Sideways, and eight story collections - Of Night and Light, Everything is Epic, Sad Boy, And Through the Trembling Air, Hoag’s Object, The Collector of Tears, If Things Were Made To Last Forever, Caricatures, and The Near Enough. He has been nominated for two Pushcart Prizes and a PEN/O.Henry Award and was a finalist for the National Indie Excellence Award for short fiction anthology and a finalist for the 2013 International Book Award in the "Fiction Visionary" category. He can be reached at