||Fiction. NOTHING MORE TO TELL brings together short stories that reflect the combined effects of history, family, and society on the men and women of Michigan's small towns and big cities. Dila's prose presents us with a view of middle-aged, middle-class men that is at once ruthlessly honest and understanding. Their lives are tightly woven chains of successes and failures, which culminate in episodes that are occasionally comic, often catastrophic. The pieces in this collection will sometimes cause laughter, sometimes outrage; but they are unflinching in their demand for compassion.