AS ITS TITLE SUGGESTS, Trebor Healey’s short story collection, Eros and Dust, wrestles with life’s inherently dual nature—life and death, love and heartbreak, crime and punishment—as well as the artist’s role in the endless struggle to reconcile these opposing forces. Having previously explored these themes in his award winning novels, short stories, and poetry, his new book is remarkable for the breadth of literary styles on display, and for Healey’s knack for making us laugh and cry at life’s absurdity and beauty, often at the same time. Among his previous books are the novels A Horse Named Sorrow (2012) and Through It Came Bright Colors (2003).
This interview was conducted by phone this past November.
Published in: March-April 2018 issue.