A young woman alone in the big city, a mobster looking to make a fresh start, an old monster hunter with one last job to do, a magical grocery store where love grows like tomatoes on a vine...
These are just some of the people and places you'll meet in Empty Hearts, a new collection of stories by Mark Finn.
Set in and around the magic-steeped city of San Cibola, the characters come to life in Finn's deft prose with humor, warmth, and compassion. Even the unlikeable people have strange and fascinating stories that make them compelling.
The stories in Empty Hearts all turn on the theme of love, passion, and desire. Whether it's a misguided crook's tributes to an underworld organization, a passionate academic's pet theory, or a child's love of Christmas, the characters and stories in Empty Hearts ultimately reflect ourselves with humor, horror, and a dash of magic.