The latest work by Richard Russo is described as stories-not short stories, yet not long enough to be novellas. These “medium to long stories” define Russo at his most poignant with little of his usual laugh-out-loud humor. Each has main characters who must face life’s disappointments and take a good look at themselves and their relationships. However, each vignette ends with a positive, uplifting epiphany.
I have always enjoyed Russo, and, for me, Trajectory is just one more example of what an accomplished, versatile writer he is.