Hold Me Fast
'These powerful and painfully beautiful monologues by Dan Domench are songs of the marginalized American male and female, old and young, with troubles so skillfully and so simply and so eloquently articulated they bring you to your knees. You can't listen to them without being moved, if you have the heart to hear them through to the end.' -- Dennis Sampson, author of 'Needlegrass' and 'For My Father Falling Asleep At Saint Mary's Hospital' 'These stories are talking blues. They are what people tell themselves and each other to keep going. And we hear them as if we were better listeners than we ever really are, and they hold us poised listening at just the point when attention has become so complete it has not yet quite become terror or pity, which is why, I suppose, the stories are also a little funny and oddly beautiful. Dan Domench is an absolutely convincing writer.' -- Robert Hass, author of 'Sun Under Wood'