In many of the thought-provoking stories in Broken Glass
, author Herbert Spohn delves into the situations that people face that make them question their sense of self and how they cope with such challenges.
In the title story, "Broken Glass," a homeless man seeks to recover the image of his wife who was horribly disfigured and killed in an automobile accident. In "Becoming an American," an immigrant youth gains both citizenship and maturity in World War II. A produce department manager tells how he learned to cope with blindness in "Diary of a Blind Man." In "Drunks," a recovering alcoholic faces a grave threat to his sobriety. Searching for the source of a death threat, a workaholic therapist finds something he lost in "David Shore Ph.D." And "Emalyne" features a troubled young woman who takes her father, a renowned judge, to court on charges of molestation.
Other stories tell of a daughter realizing too late that her father loved her, a boy acutely sensitive to other people's feelings, and a middle-aged man obsessed with a search for a long-lost love. Each of the tales in Broken Glass relays important life lessons and a profound ending that will leave you wanting more.