consists of nine monologues and narratives based on classical Greek stories. Antigone, Clytemnestra, Phaedo, Sappho are all mythical figures whose stories are mingled with contemporary themes. Interspersed are highly personal narratives, reflecting on a time of profound inner crisis in the author's life.
"The unwritten novel among the fantasies and aphorisms of Fires
is a classic tale."-Stephen Koch, New York Times Book Review