Black Lawrence Press

Loving You the Way I Do

Loving You the Way I Do

Stories. A young man believes his new Saudi bride is a suicide bomber. Stories. A woman hears something crying outside her bedroom window. Is the baby alone in the desert? Is it sick? Is it hurt? Stories. A seventy-five year old holocaust survivor wants to find the man who killed his wife before age becomes an issue. Stories. A battered woman learns rule number one. Don’t talk yourself out of what you feel, what you see. Too many people do that. These are love stories, in their way. Stories about loving each other the way we do.


  • "Ron Savage’s tales—through terse, compact, suggestive phrases opens to the reader the inner world of his characters, while understatedly describing an indifferent, often harsh, world within which they are encased—take on many of the vexing issues (such as: war, violence, and the resulting physical and/or psychological trauma) of our contemporary world. His stories reveal what’s going on rather then tendentiously preach about the innumerable social ills of these 'end times.'"
    —Csaba Polony
  • "Savage is an author with a rare flair for presenting high drama situations in which the political and personal intersect, sparking a deep current of excitement that is likely to take the top of your head off if you don't hold it on."
    —Jim Feast

Ron Savage

Ron Savage received his BA, MA and doctorate from The College of William & Mary where he graduated with honors and is a member of Phi Beta Kappa. He has published more than 100 stories worldwide. He is the recipient of the Editor’s Circle Award in Best New Writing and was nominated for the Pushcart Prize. He also has been a guest fiction editor for Crazyhorse and he’s the author of the novels Scar Keeper (Hilliard & Harris), Sharing Atmosphere (Black Matrix), Cheap Meat (Damnation Books), The Dreaming Field (DarkFuse), the story collection Loving You the Way I Do (Black Lawrence), and soon the dark fantasy novel Saving Face (Omnium Gatherum Media). Some of his publications include Film Comment, the North American Review, Shenandoah, The Baltimore Review and the Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction.

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