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Bad Boys: Stories and Tales

Mike Hood

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ISBN 10: 1493165461 / ISBN 13: 9781493165469
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186 pages. Dimensions: 9.0in. x 6.0in. x 0.5in.Bad boys deviate from accepted norms of behavior; they act in the extreme. These stories in the Bad Boys collection feature an array of bad boys who do just this. For example, theres Chad Slack who cheats his way through school; the Dean who is overtaken by excessive tenderness because he suffers from pancreatic detachment; Fuzzy Nelson, a marketing major, who obsesses about the perfect focus group; Uncle Hosea, a religious fanatic, who is looking for the Garden of End at the North Pole; Cooper Hawk, a sensitive predator, who desperately wants to be a bad boy; Pinky Condon, an auditor and avid member of the Custer Society, who terrorizes branch managers; the Warden who directs the band which is really a paramilitary organization; Professor Dumpt whose project is deconstructing the entire Western literary canon; and Beamer Bird, an enfant terrible, who longs to reclaim his reputation in the world of belles lettres. This item ships from multiple locations. Your book may arrive from Roseburg,OR, La Vergne,TN. Bookseller Inventory # 9781493165469

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Title: Bad Boys: Stories and Tales

Publisher: XLIBRIS

Binding: Paperback

Book Condition:New

Book Type: Paperback

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Bad boys deviate from accepted norms of behavior; they act in the extreme. These stories in the Bad Boys collection feature an array of bad boys who do just this. For example, there's Chad Slack who cheats his way through school; the Dean who is overtaken by excessive tenderness because he suffers from pancreatic detachment; Fuzzy Nelson, a marketing major, who obsesses about the perfect focus group; Uncle Hosea, a religious fanatic, who is looking for the Garden of End at the North Pole; Cooper Hawk, a sensitive predator, who desperately wants to be a bad boy; Pinky Condon, an auditor and avid member of the Custer Society, who terrorizes branch managers; the Warden who directs "the band" which is really a paramilitary organization; Professor Dumpté whose project is deconstructing the entire Western literary canon; and Beamer Bird, an enfant terrible, who longs to reclaim his reputation in the world of belles lettres.

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Mike Hood was born and raised in Oregon, where he worked in a local lumber mill and a steel fabrication plant as summer jobs before graduating from Willamette University with a B.A. in English. After teaching English in high school for five years, he returned to school, receiving a Ph.D. in English from the University of Oregon. He then taught American literature, medieval literature, literary criticism, and the history of ideas for thirty-one years at Belmont Abbey College in North Carolina, where he also directed the composition and Great Books programs. He is now retired and works part-time at a local community college.

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