“If you’re interested in the way we live now, read these funny, destabilizing, and superbly crafted stories.”–Edmund White
In this debut collection of eight compulsively readable stories, Vestal McIntyre combines honesty and compassion with hilarious dialogue. With “ONJ.com,” a young woman in advertising decides she wants a gay man in her life, but the good-looking and fast-talking gay coworker she meets isn’t as pleasant and “fun” as she had hoped. In “Dunford,” a lonely, aging architect with a suppressed fascination for female escorts decides impulsively to take the opportunity of his wife’s absence to set up a date. Sadly for Dunford, he realizes too late that his escort doesn’t share his penchant for masturbation in car washes. And “Nightwalking” centers on a woman sleepwalker whose mother’s death frames the occasion for a rocky family reunion. You Are Not the One marks the auspicious arrival of an exciting new talent.