Whiff: A Novella by David Wilson-Burns
The experience of smell is the closest thing we have to intimate human contact without actually having it. A woman’s perfume, a whiff of tobacco smoke, a little bit of diesel fume, and some spearmint gum might come close to someone’s first kiss, for example. Of course, it’s impossible to create a first kiss without the human element, but for Jim Bronson, it’s the best he can do.
Whiff is the story of a man whose only meaningful contact with the world is through smells. Follow his journey as he works his way out of his mother’s basement out into the wide world of people and relationships.