Through The Safety Net

Stories (1985)

Through the Safety Net dives into the undercurrents of middle-class America with eleven arresting, often mesmerizing stories. A drunken graduate student hurtles cheerfully through a snowstorm to rescue a fiancee who no longer wants him. A hospital maintenance worker makes a perverse bid for his place in the sunlight of celebrity. A man and a woman who have lost their only child cling fiercely to the one thing they have left of her—their grief. Whether they know it or not, the characters of Through The Safety Net are floating above an abyss of unruly desire, inexplicable dread, unforeseen tragedy, and sudden moments of grace.