This attractive square-format hardcover is published by La Mano, which is itself a project of Sally's. It contains six pieces finely rendered in a solid ink brush style that doesn't spare the ink. Ranging from eight to nineteen pages in length, these stories are threaded together by a shared theme, which is fully articulated by the volume's title. All the tales are populated by characters moving through a world where continual lapsing into error is the one and only way of life. Success is not an option here. Every chance is blown. Every step forward is a leap back. Progress is an illusion. No one gets better. It's just a matter of when and how it all goes bad.