An exquisitely written collection of stories about religion, the mysteries and messiness of humanity, and evangelical culture.
In seven stories, End Times explores the lives of people variously entangled with evangelical culture, excavating their hidden longings and desires.
A Vancouver mother convinces her opioid-addicted son to attend church, and sparks her own personal emergency. A jet-setting consultant pressures a rural fundamentalist teen to get an abortion, while her own secular life unravels. An atheist doctor tries to expose a megachurch pastor as a closeted hypocrite. Michelle Syba’s characters are richly realized, often surprising themselves along the way.
During a time when crises abound and the end seems near, End Times invites us to reimagine the complex, utterly human lives of both believers and nonbelievers. This exquisite collection takes us into the heart of the divine and the human.