In the eight stories and closing novella of You and Me, Belonging, Aaron Kreuter explores our contemporary world with insight, originality, and empathy. The stories in this debut collection are brimming with characters striving to fit in, to find their place in the world--or, in some cases, to keep it at all costs. Readers will encounter two friends reconnecting on a canoe trip, a Jewish waitress having an affair with a Palestinian chef, a marijuana-scented night at the movie theatre, an A/V technician who becomes obsessed with the Holocaust, and a vanful of young women following a fictional jamband across America. The collection is political and personal, satiric and emotional, angry and hopeful, passionate and surprising. Overall--and in the tradition of the best Jewish fiction--these stories take risks.