The stories in Thomas Pierce’s Hall of Small Mammals take place at the confluence of the commonplace and the cosmic, the intimate and the infinite. A fossil-hunter, a comedian, a hot- air balloon pilot, parents and children, believers and nonbelievers, the people in these stories are struggling to understand the absurdity and the magnitude of what it means to exist in a family, to exist in the world.
This story is about the power of love - love as we know it and understand it, and love that goes beyond our understanding. The author shares his accounts of the things that carried him through tragedy and helped him move on with his life. It is truly a celebration of two lives whose memories will live forever.