Dominant Traits by Eric Freeze

Enslaved by their own fears, the characters in this riveting collection are straining for redemption. Their choices reflect the well-worn patterns we carve for ourselves through our idiosyncrasies—our dominant traits.

A basketball coach teaches moral ambiguity; a divorce clutches at sanity; a mother struggles with her son’s paternity; a childless man regrets his youthful onanism.

Through their shared experiences these tangible characters undergo the sad, hilarious search for wholeness and security.

Set in the stark isolated landscape of Southern Alberta, Eric Freeze’s debut collection is a deftly-crafted study of desperate mortals careening through their liminal moments, grasping for certainty.

Title: Dominant Traits: Stories

Author: Eric Freeze

Publisher: Dufour Editions

Release Date: March 15, 2012

ISBN: 978-0802313508

Size: 192 pages, 5.5 x 8.5, softcover

Genre: Short story collection; literary fiction

Short story collections are not eligible for Whitney awards.