Bearing Down: A Six-Story Collection

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iUniverse, May 18, 2012 - Fiction - 166 pages
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What are the repercussions of the choices we have made—or worse, what are the consequences of those events that are (at least partially) out of our control? Once we consider these consequences, what do we do next? In this six-story collection, a colorful group of characters face just those questions in adventures that journey to places as diverse the Great Plains and the Deep South. As each story explores how these challenges impact the individual, the collection reveals a greater continuity of the contemporary American experience, as seen through the eyes of soldiers, roofers, heroin addicts, and a thirteen-year-old kid out to save his own mother. What seems to set us apart may, in fact, connect us in ways no one realizes. From New York City to New Orleans, the various landscapes of present-day America blend with characters and situations presented with a unique brand of realism, bringing disparate worlds together.
 

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Contents

Simon Says
1
The Man from Corinto
11
Stressing It
17
Fortunate Son
31
Up from Buckeye
51
Bearing Down
99
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