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Author Event: Terms of Engagement

In his debut collection, Paul Alan Ruben portrays father and son as intimate enemies, each yearning to be understood, acknowledged, and validated by the other. Raw and gripping, these nine stories take place in collision territory—where father and son engage one another in uncertain terms, both desperately trying to repair the emotional damage that has led to their alienation. At its core, Terms of Engagement: Stories of the Father and Son delves into the heart of the matter: Who am I, as a father? Who am I, as a son? Who am I, as a human being?

As an audiobook producer/director, Paul Alan Ruben has won numerous industry awards, including two Grammy Awards for Best Spoken Word. He’s been published by Pif Magazine, Pennsylvania English/35 and Connotation Press and contributed to various non-fiction print and online publications, including, The Good Men Project, Fatherly and AudioFile Magazine. He lives in Brooklyn, NY.

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Literary, accessible and wholly original this collection of stories brings the often neglected subject of father-son relationships to life with depth and authenticity in Ruben's skilled hands."
~ Alison Larkin, Publisher