The Drinking of Spirits
Belize’s tropics, Ohio’s lazy 50’s suburbs, Florida’s down-and-out Ybor City, Madrid’s narrow streets and late tapa bar nights-what Tom Abrams does with all these locales is almost as luxurious as what he does with the characters inhabiting them. Readers familiar with A Bad Piece of Luck will once more appreciate the down-and-dirty realism Abrams employs, but will find an added element . . . kismet? Well, that implies love, and while dime store romance is as absent as the Dow Jones Index, there is love in these stories, a love of life and love of humanity-no matter how mired it may at times become. So yes, kismet.
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Tom Abrams lives in Florida. This is his second novel. His story collection, The Drinking of Spirits was reviewed favorably in Publishers Weekly.
Back one Sunday in 1923, a man
by the name of Fritz Friebel, who lived in San Antonio, Florida, skipped church
that morning and caught a 20 pound 2 ounce large mouth bass. He was fishing with
two of his buddies. They were taller than him, because he was a squat man, but
to give you some idea how big this bass was, it stretched from his waist to the
top of his boots.