In the tradition of Russell Banks and Mary Gaitskill, In Some Sense Innocent is a poignant and blackly funny story about isolation, despair, and redemption. It attempts to understand the intersection of sex and technology, one of the main pathologies of our age.
Twenty-three-year old Mark lives with his great-aunt in a retirement community, recovering from a troubled adolescence and a period of homelessness. He struggles to find a sense of purpose, counseling for a crisis hotline and assisting with the rehabilitation of sex offenders. When he meets Amanda, a single mother fleeing a violent ex, their relationship becomes the focal point of his life. But the suicide of one of Mark’s clients sets off a chain of events which threatens his newfound happiness. To keep his new life, he must find a way to overcome the psychic fallout of Amanda’s past, a friend’s betrayal, and the shadow of his own mistakes.
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Format: Trade Paperback
Dimensions: 6 × 9
Ink & Paper: Black on Cream
Author: Hans Burger
Release Date: 7 January 2018
Print Run: 100
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About the Author
Hans Burger has a combined MA/MFA in Literature and Creative Writing from the University of Alaska Fairbanks. He lives in the Seattle-Tacoma area of Washington state.