Freshwater Boys: Stories

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Open Road Media, Feb 22, 2011 - Fiction - 240 pages
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“Travel brochures, postcards, and license plates from decades past touted Michigan as ‘The Water Winter Wonderland!’ And in Adam Schuitema’s stories, it is just that: a wonderland where men and boys collide with sand and snow, flora and fauna; where nature is not only somewhere to explore, but a place to hide. In his Michigan, deer frolic through urban areas, old men pilfer sand dunes, and the woods are the best place to hide your Playboys. From childhood to adulthood, these guys struggle to do the right thing—searching the woods, gazing out at the lake, sifting the ashen sands—for a clue as to how to become the men they need to be. Schuitema’s Freshwater Boys is the literary equivalent of an early spring leap into the still icy waters of the bay: shocking, refreshing, cleansing. The best way to rouse a spirit drowsy from an endless, arduous winter.” —Michael Zadoorian, The Leisure Seeker and The Lost Tiki Palaces of Detroit


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Thanks to GoodReads, HarperCollins and Adam for this GiveAway edition. Wonderfully written tales capturing both the physicality and personality of a beautiful part of the country. Highly recommended. Read full review


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About the author (2011)

Adam Schuitema’s stories have appeared in numerous magazines. He earned his MFA and PhD degrees from Western Michigan University and is now an assistant professor of English at Kendall College of Art and Design. He lives in Grand Rapids, Michigan, with his wife and daughter.

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