Announcing to the world your pregnancy means a world of unsolicited parenting advice. Everyone is an authority and everyone will tell you what to do. And not do. It might be easy then to dismiss an author’s collection of short stories about parenting as indistinct.
The opposite is true in the case of David Ebenbach’s second collection of short stories, Into the Wilderness. The narrative scope is not limited by the theme of parenting; it is the engine, and Ebenbach’s range is as varied and nuanced as the parental experience, which is nothing if not an experiment in change. (There—I just added my own unsolicited parenting quip; blame evolution.)