Arriving at an island resort, Scott and Kate make the acquaintance of an older couple, the Griffins, already tanning on the beach. When Scott agrees to do the Griffins a favor, he sets in motion a series of encounters and dilemmas - both between the two couples and within them. Scott believes it will be an adventure; Kate doesn't like the sound of it. There's something mysterious about the situation. Everyone's language hides secrets. Relying on the rhythms of poetry, ""Palms Are Not Trees After All"" is a story about exploration and accommodation, about deciding which stories travel, which to tell.
TARA DEAL is a writer, editor, and New Yorker currently living in London. She was educated at Harvard College and New York University and then worked as a book editor for ten years before deciding to pursue a freelance career. Her poetry has appeared in a number of literary journals, including West Branch, Flyway, failbetter. com, and nthposition, and she is the author of the poetry chapbook Wander Luster (Finishing Line Press, 2007).