Whatever Happens is a collection of stories for people who feel that reality is not the best deal going. Tim Conley explores the fragility of our perceptions as well as the illusions that we so badly need. Sometimes spare, these nineteen stories move between the obsessive and the disinterested, the extraordinary and the humdrum.
"A clever, inventive, immensely appealing collection." — Barbara Gowdy, author of The Romantic and We So Seldom Look on Love"Tim Conley's characters question the boundaries of what can be known — and challenge the reader with the implications of living in an unknowable world. His stories tell us again that the silences are often the loudest notes in the aria. A welcome new voice with a unique vision." — Michael Bryson, The Danforth Review