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“Dirt Men” by Tim Johnston

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Buddy Jr. has no choice but to return home to his late father’s excavating company. Working with the men he’s disliked since childhood is not ideal, and when the body of a woman is unearthed during a routine dig, Buddy doesn’t think it could get any worse. But hard drinking leads to more unearthing when the men let Buddy in on a well-kept secret that changes everything he once believed.

Dirt Men

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About the Author
Tim Johnston is the author of the New York Time's Bestselling novel Descent, the story collection Irish Girl, and the YA novel Never So Green. The stories of Irish Girl won numerous prizes, including the O. Henry Prize, while the collection itself won the 2009 Katherine Anne Porter Prize in Short Fiction. Tim currently teaches in the Creative Writing Program at the University of Memphis.
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