Robert Flynn Living with the Hyenas

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Living with the Hyenas

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Hyenas are scavengers and predators. They prey on the weak and the helpless and even their fellow predators, the lions. Like lions, the people in Robert Flynn’s stories learn to make accommodations to the hyenas and to a society that tolerates them. Sometimes accommodation is painful, as in A Boy and His Dog,” the story of a Marine and his dog trained to sniff out mines and booby-traps in the Vietnam War.

Sometimes the process of accommodation is comic, bringing out Flynn’s characteristic wit, as in At Play in the Sewers of the Lord,” which juxtaposes theology and sewage treatment. But most often Flynn's stories make us look at ourselves as they probe difficult subjects the innate cruelty of children, our intolerance and lack of compassion for the elderly.

In the title story, the main character decides that if she could live with her husband for forty years, she surely could live with hyenas. Flynn’s characters teach us all to be heroes of accommodation.

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Hyenas are among God's strangest creatures. Both scavenger and predator, they prey on the old, the weak, and the helpless, and even on their fellow predators in the jungle, the lions. Even though they are braver and more dignified, lions must always contend with packs of hyenas that dog their paths. Lions live their entire lives locked in deadly competition with hyenas. Like the lions, the people in Robert Flynn's short stories learn to make accommodations to the hyenas and to a society and culture that tolerates hyenas. Whether they find themselves in Vietnam or rural Texas, Flynn's characters are often heroes in the most personal sense of the word and by standards which matter only to them. Flynn's stories make us look again at ourselves as they probe familiar if difficult subjects - the innate cruelty children inflict on each other, our detached fascination with those who are physically handicapped and deformed, the difficulty of giving and receiving gifts, our intolerance of and lack of compassion for the elderly.

About the Author:

Robert Flynn is the author of several novels, one nonfiction book, and one other collection of short stories. Wanderer Springs won a Spur Award from Western Writers of America and North to Yesterday, a Western Heritage (Wrangler) award from the National Cowboy Hall of Fame. His most recent novel is The Last Klick.

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