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Staffer publishes second novel

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New book delves into parenting, relationships

Matthew Salesses has published “I’m Not Saying, I’m Just Saying,” a novel in flash fiction. Salesses is a faculty and staff assistant at the Harvard Kennedy School, and he is the author of “The Last Repatriate” in addition to two chapbooks.

The book jacket for “I’m Not Saying, I’m Just Saying” dubs the book “a raw, honest look at parenting, commitment, morality, and the spaces that grow between and within us when we don’t know what to say. In these 115 titled chapters, a man who learns he has a 5-year-old son is caught between the life he knows and a life he may not yet be ready for. This is a book that tears down the boundaries in relationships, sentences, origin and identity, even as its narrator tries to build them up.”