For Out of the Heart Proceed by Jensen Beach is now available
In his debut collection, Jensen Beach’s characters discover what it means to be individuals, colleagues, husbands and fathers in a world that too often complicates even the best intentions with sabotage and subterfuge. What’s most striking about these stories is the protagonists’ ability to continually make right, difficult decisions despite being placed in challenging, dangerous situations. Readers will delight in Beach’s powerful, deft prose, and the surprising warmth that radiates from his people. Each story is a robust chronicle that churns and evolves and offers glimpses into fully-realized lives. To say this marks the arrival of a gifted author is true but somehow misses the mark, as the maturity and sincerity that pulses throughout this collection signals a writer whose many talents have been developed and honed over time.