Selected Stories Two Valleys After a traumatic mission over Afghanistan, the pilot of a Predator drone seeks solace in a Las Vegas strip club. All at Sea An HIV-positive woman seeks romantic fulfillment. Ghost Bike An opiate-addicted bike mechanic travels to New Orleans to recover the body of his runaway son. The Master of Sleep An aging master of “the art of sleep” takes up residence in a Tuscan town. Creek People A disgraced school teacher takes a job in a town divided by class. The Death of Elpenor Stranded on Circe’s island, two sailors discuss whether it’s better to be a man or a beast.