Tout vient à mourir
is the French translation of All We
Want is Everything
, Andrew F. Sullivan’s exceptional
debut collection of short stories.
This collection finds the misused and forgotten, the
places in between, the borderlands on the edge
of town where dead fields alternate with empty
warehouses—places where men and women
clutch tightly at whatever fragments remain. Motels
are packed with human cargo, while parole is just
another state of being. Christmas dinners become
battlegrounds; truck cabs and bathroom stalls
transform into warped confessionals; and stories are
told and retold, held out by people stumbling towards
one another in the dark.
Frightening, hilarious, filled with raging impotence and
moments of embattled grace, All We Want is Everything
is the advent of a tremendous new literary voice.