In an Arid Land
By: Malone P (author)Hardback
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"What I'm about to tell took place near the little town of Alpine, Texas, when I was fresh out of the service and had some money in my pockets. . . . The thing that happened shouldn't have happened and I wish it never did. But there's no denying it and in a way I've been on the lam because of it ever since." So begins the title story of "In an Arid Land," a collection that depicts episodes in the lives of ordinary people facing real problems. Testament to the challenges of everyday life, the stories often revolve around tragic turning points--the loss of a loved one, divorce, retirement, or the pains of growing up and old. Malone's characters are, indeed, often on the lam.
Paul Scott Malone's work has appeared in "American Fiction 88, Writers""'"" Forum, d""escant, New Virginia Review" and "Southern Humanities Review" among others. Holder of the MFA degree from the University of Arizona, he works as a freelance writer and teaches English at Austin Community College.
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