Many thanks to Ann from "Books on the Table" for this generous and insightful review of "The Sense of Touch." She writes:
"Parsons studied English as an undergraduate at the University of Minnesota. Several years ago, he came across some o...f the stories he wrote in college, and says he was inspired to revise the stories and make them “readable”. Like many Midwesterners, Parsons is overly modest. The stories are more than readable; they beautifully capture the physical and emotional landscapes of Minnesota, South Dakota, and Michigan. All of them focus on the yearning for human connection (“the sense of touch”) and the ways in which connections can be forged and broken."
The full review may be found here: http://booksonthetable.com/2014/02/04/book-review-the-sense-of-touch/