Ask Again Later: A Story Collection
AdvisorCoake, Christopher J.
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Ask Again Later is a collection of short stories that explore issues associated with debilitating insecurities, infidelity, and the aftermath of traumatic events. The stories are told from diverse perspectives, including a young man in college, a woman whose child is stillborn, and a teenage girl struggling with her body image. These stories also comment on gender relations and societal expectations. They call into question what it means to be a bad mother or a bad father, and examine the psychological impact of abuse on children growing up in these circumstances. These stories seek to call readers` understanding of their own morality into question.