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Writer's Notes Magazine, 2004
Is a rebel son just his father's mutated clone?
Citizen in America, 2004
In war, maybe everybody gets wounded.
Jerusalem Post Literary Quarterly, 2004
A small nourishment against terror.
Jerusalem Post, 2002
There's one on every plane. A sketch from life.
Potpourri Magazine, 1997
Where's Love when Life and Art are fighting?
The Permanent Press, 1997
A raunchy and partly comic love story set on a country commune - a place lacking conventional boundaries - and probably the most loving and authentic portrayal of Sixties communal life in American fiction.
Arc Magazine, -0001
Love is a world-wide web where your soul-mate hides from you.
The Permanent Press, 1996
A biting portrait of a marriage and stepfamily that is coming apart, while its deeper theme is the daunting task of truly marrying oneself and the life one has made.
Redemption was at hand... The Messiah's enemies whispered of orgies and free love.
Bright Idea Books, 1997
Twelve stories about people who are either frantically searching for their true selves or who know themselves too well and wish they could escape.
From David Margolis
My interests as a fiction writer were partly determined by having come of age in the Sixties: wandering, escape, ecstatic experience, disappointment, the search for community, how men and women make each other crazy. Such diverse concerns demand varying voices for their expression, as the reader will find out.
I began my writing career as a poet and learned much of what I know about writing prose from reading poetry.
As a consequence, two things power my experience of writing: the dreadful pleasure of shaping language until it teaches me what I want to say, and my private struggle between the poet's work of opening up any moment like a flower and the fiction writer's work of getting on with the story.
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