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Rain Line

by John Flesher

Drunk and depressed, Harvard hockey star Danny McPhee drives his car off a bridge and into a river after a victory party, drowning in the blackened waters. His girlfriend, artistic but insecure Leonarda Baye, fights her way to shore,... Read More

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Past Time

by John Flesher

Introducing this collection of nine (as in nine innings) essays, Tygiel hurls a beanball at the intellectuals who over the past couple of decades have reveled in an orgy of mysticism and sentimentality about what should be a pretty... Read More

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Bypass

by John Flesher

Cloaked in mystery and wonder when first performed three decades ago, the coronary bypass has become a routine medical procedure-yet it still amounts to a chillingly close encounter with death. Surgeons slice and hack their way through... Read More

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Soldier in Paradise

by John Flesher

Directionless, somewhat cynical young man experiences the horrors of Vietnam. Survives, but is wounded in body and spirit. Comes home more cynical. Struggles to make sense of what happened and rebuild his life. Not exactly an original... Read More

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Down on Parchman Farm

by John Flesher

In the early 1970s, a series of federal court orders led to the dismantling of Parchman Farm, a prison as legendary—even notorious— as Alcatraz and Sing-Sing. The demise of this turn-of-the-century dinosaur, a throwback to the... Read More

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The Case of the Missing Links

by John Flesher

Famed golf course architect Sheldon R Moore III is a boss from hell, and a pretty lousy husband for that matter. That he would end up dead, bashed in the brain with a sand wedge seconds after committing his vilest act of all, is perhaps... Read More

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