Rebel powers

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Houghton Mifflin/Seymour Lawrence, 1993 - Fiction - 390 pages
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A decorated Air Force officer and former POW returns from Vietnam alive but faces a dishonorable discharge and a two-year prison term. By the author of Violence. National ad/promo. Tour.

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User Review  - TimBazzett - LibraryThing

Richard Bausch's REBEL POWERS is novel that builds slowly but surely with a tense family dynamic which seizes you early on and will keep you reading late into the night. Or at least that was how it ... Read full review

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The 1960s were a turbulent time in our history, and that turbulence, effectively captured in Bausch's sixth novel (after Mr. Field's Daughter , LJ 5/15/89), reflects the emotional chaos in the lives ... Read full review

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About the author (1993)

Richard Bausch is an American novelist who believes that the only criterion for fiction is to determine whether a work of fiction creates and deepens feeling. Among his themes are family, fear, and love. Bausch believes in the power of language to transform the heart. Bausch was born in Fort Benning, Georgia, in 1945. After serving in the U.S. Air Force as a survival instructor, he entered George Mason University, from which he received a B.A. in 1974. He then earned an M.F.A. degree from the University of Iowa and worked as a singer and comedian while writing fiction. He became a professor of English at George Mason University in 1980. Bausch's work includes the novels Real Presence (1980), I Don't Care If I Never Get Back (1981), The Last Good Time (1984), Mr. Field's Daughter (1989), and Violence (1992). He has also published two collections of short stories, Spirits and Other Stories (1987) and The Fireman's Wife and Other Stories (1990). Bausch lives in Virginia.