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The Equestrian Statue of Jesus and Other Stories

Author: E. T. Malone, Jr.

Genre: Fiction

ISBN: 978-0-692-51661-4

Dimensions: 5�" wide x 8�" tall

Binding: Paper, perfect bound, glossy pages

Pages: viii, 66

Publication: 2015

Illustrations: 12 drawings, 3 photographs, including cover and rear

Description: Six short stories, with original drawings�some new to this volume�by the author. �The Equestrian Statue of Jesus,� from which the entire book takes its title, is set in fictional Shocco County, North Carolina, and involves a comic controversy between two competing groups over the fate of a Confederate memorial statue on the courthouse square. �Winborne�s Autumn,� originally published in Long View Journal, describes a life-changing chance encounter between a lonely freshman and a young woman in Chapel Hill during the fall of 1961. �Ch�re Chatte, Meet Homely Hound� tells about a penniless young American soldier from North Carolina�s efforts to court a pretty French girl on an army post in Germany in the late 1960s. �The Ghostly Hitchhiker of Highway 54,� originally published in The State (October 1986), recounts a familiar Tar Heel legend. �Dromgoole�s Revenge� is a dark fantasy about the surprising fate of a quirky history professor being initiated in a secret society. Finally, �Home for a Funeral,� set in Eastern North Carolina, describes the dynamics between three generations, as a young man ends up refereeing between his mother and grandmother, both widows, who now live together under an uneasy truce.
 

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