Most of Us Are Here Against Our Will is a strikingly accomplished debut collection about love, loss, sex and survival in the hard heart of Texas. Set mostly in Texas, these are sensitive and complicated stories, subtly shaded and at their best when pushing towards redemption' Metro Remarkable. Levinson's characters out of work actors, unsuccessful writers, drug addicts, cheating lovers, a porn movie director are haunted by memories of their past, while standing on the edge of potentially life-changing decisions' Juice There's something as raw and frightening and egotistical in these men and women as Homeric heroes Levinson's world is acetylene hot' Edmund White
David Levinson was born and brought up in San Antonio, Texas. He lived in New York for fifteen years before returning to Texas to teach at the University of Texas in Austin. His work has appeared in The James White Review, The New Penguin Book of Gay Short Stories, RE:AL, and Newsweek. This is his first book.