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The dozen stories in Steve Watkins’s first book of fiction are funny, and odd, and resonant with clues to the secret ways of men and boys. In settings ranging from the dark underbelly of the Deep South and Texas to New York and beyond this country to Kenya and India, the stories all deal with young and not-so-young men coming of age. Three brainy kids plot to murder a captive elephant at a roadside zoo in Florida. An angry dad in South Georgia takes his daughter’s boyfriend up in a small plane to torture him by doing aerobatics. A failed American social activist seeks enlightenment in an ashram in India, and nearly kills himself by fasting and giving his food to a pair of starving children who end up stealing from him. A widower finds a drowned man washed up on a beach at Fire Island and folds the dead man’s body into a yoga pose.
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STEVE WATKINS is the author of The Black O: Racism and Redemption in an American Corporate Empire, a non-fiction account of the largest employment discrimination class action lawsuit in U.S. history. He teaches Ashtanga yoga and works as an investigator and advocate for abused and neglected children through CASA, a child advocacy organization. For the past fifteen years, Watkins has also taught journalism, creative writing, and Vietnam War literature at the University of Mary Washington in Fredericksburg, Virginia, where he lives with his wife and four daughters.
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Book Description Southern Methodist University, 2006. Hardcover. Condition: New. Never used!. Seller Inventory # P110870745123
Book Description Southern Methodist University. Hardcover. Condition: New. 0870745123 New Condition. Seller Inventory # NEW7.1401555
Book Description Southern Methodist University, 2006. Condition: New. book. Seller Inventory # M0870745123