In eight ethereal stories, The Hubris in an Empty Hand encompasses the frailty and complexity of being human. When some divine gifts fall into decidedly earthly hands, the results are almost beyond reckoning for humans and gods both. Through its wide cast of characters and fascinating settings, terrestrial, divine, or somewhere in-between, Mahyar A. Amouzegar's fourth book of fiction takes on timeless questions of love and its permanence, sacrifice, and the human desire to be remembered and known.
"A contemplative exploration of both inner and external lives."
"...a soul-felt, collisional set of events depicting humans in all their fragile glory."
"A refreshing new voice. These stories surprise and enchant."
—Peter Ocko, executive producer, Lodge 49
"A mysterious book that will make you re-evaluate your assumptions about Promethean gifts and the promise of knowledge."
—Amy Crider, author of Disorder
Mahyar A. Amouzegar is the author of the previous novels, Dinner at 10:32, A Dark Sunny Afternoon, and Pisgah Road. His short story, Tell Me More, appeared in the Anthology of Short Stories as part of the Reading Corner Series. Mahyar has been in love with literature since he was a child in Tehran, and continued this passion when he moved to San Francisco as a teenager. He has lived and worked on four different continents and currently resides in New Orleans with his wife and two daughters. For more information, visit https://www.amouzegar.com.