Petty Offenses and Crimes of the Heart

Petty Offenses and Crimes of the Heart

ABOUT Mitchell Waldman

Mitchell Waldman
Mitchell Waldman is the author of the story collection, PETTY OFFENSES AND CRIMES OF THE HEART (Wind Publications, August 2011), and the novel, A FACE IN THE MOON (Writers Club Press, 2000).

In addition, his short stories, poetry, and essays have appeared in numerous publicati More...



PETTY OFFENSES AND CRIMES OF THE HEART includes stories of ordinary people engaged in ordinary lives until betrayals, accidents, and misfortune put the puzzles of their weak choices and unfair chance into stark relief, leaving them with a kind of clarity they may have been happier not to have. Threads of danger and emotional trauma run through the fourteen stories in this collection. In crime, love, marriage, or friendship, it's the little things that matter most. It's the small betrayals or mistakes that often result in our downfall. Among the stories in the book are the 2013 Pushcart Prize nominated story, "The Duke of Broad Street," and the 13th Story First Place Award winning story "Glass Slippers." The book is a finalist in BookBzz's 2015 Prize Writer Competition.