Strange Neighborhoods

Brian Rocha, Butler University


"Strange Neighborhoods" is a collection of short stories chronicling the petty disputes, semi-supernatural happenings, and longing for connection which dominate the lives of its' loners and outcasts. A father attempts to quell his daughter's night terrors through paranormal means; a deer in the house disrupts a man's depressive state; a woman attempts to replace her neighbor's dog with a doppleganger; a stolen pie recipe results in a bitter feud and a search through the phone book for women of the same name.