Short fiction. The fictional territory of ANOTHER LIFE, this disquieting first collection of stories, is a state of emergency, and for Weihe the emergency is always the same: it is the terrifying possibility that one will be caught, in any instant—as a nocturnal jogger might be caught in the blinding headlights of an oncoming car— without a fully realized life, a life of passion and love, above all.
Edwin Weihe teaches modern literature and directs the Creative Writing Program at Seattle University. A graduate of Brown University and the Iowa Writers’ Workshop, where he studied with Richard Yates and Kurt Vonnegut, he has been a Senior Fulbright Lecturer in American Literature and Culture in Aachen, Germany, and Antwerp and Leuven, Belgium, and he has lectured widely in Europe on interdisciplinary topics in literature, philosophy, and art. He teaches a summer abroad course in Paris on the Rise of Modernism, as well as Seattle University’s Writers Workshop in Ireland.