How did Lazarus cope after being raised from the dead? Did he simply return to his normal routines? Or during Jesus's triumphal entry into Jerusalem, what was the donkey thinking? If a stone had the gift of sentience, what witness would it have given to the woman caught in the act of adultery? These are but a few of the questions posed by the author in his collection of short stories, Loose Ends.
Each story owes its origin to a passage from the New Testament. Following the Jewish tradition of midrash, author Brian d'Eon prayerfully looks into the motivations of the characters in these stories, trying to fill in gaps in the narrative and tie up "loose ends."
Inspired by countless generations of midrash writers, d'Eon looks for ways to join piety and imagination together, searching for new meaning in stories whose long familiarity may have blunted their original impact.