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by Thomas Tull


by Thomas Tull


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"Will you write about us, too?" she said after a while. "Will you write about how happy we were when we stood here together?"
"I'll try to," I said. "It's a hard thing to write about. Nobody wants to read about two people who are happy. People like stories much better where everyone is unhappy and nothing works out."
- from Hephaestus

Thomas Tull's vivid debut chronicles a romantic relationship from beginning to end. James and Katherine meet in college, date, get married, honeymoon, grow old. The life they lived on the world's center stage - as the young and promising married couple - fades into unremarkable middle age. James' work doesn't interest him, and he drinks too much; Katherine lives a life separate but contained within their shared life. Hephaestus is a stark, poetic, and unflinching look at the slow and unprotested ebbing of youth and all of its promise.

Written by Thomas Tull
Cover design by Tom Maven

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ISBN-13: 9780981993959
Publisher: Artless Dodges, Incorporated
Publication date: 03/16/2010
Pages: 232
Product dimensions: 5.25(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.53(d)

About the Author

Thomas Tull lives and works in Cleveland, Ohio.

He is the author of everything you will find at

HEPHAESTUS is his first novel.

Tom Maven is an artist and illustrator working in Cleveland, Ohio. He is currently head of design for The Artless Dodges Press.

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