What Comes Around
by Jameson Currier
Chelsea Station Editions. 166 pages, $16.
THIS INTRIGUING and unusual new novel is really a collection of interconnected short stories tied together by an unnamed male narrator who spends much of his life searching for a lifetime lover, each quest ending in disappointment and regret. From an adolescent crush on a swimming instructor to the imagined drowning of a difficult boyfriend, Jameson Currier explores every aspect of relationships—the good, the bad, and the dysfunctional—with intimate detail, leaving nothing unexplored.
Currier further sets What Comes Around apart from other collections with his use of the second person to tell each story.