“The Idiot, or Life in Wartime” by Fred G. Leebron

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Walter is not political, but he has some thoughts about the war that he’d like to share from the White House fence. It had seemed like such a good idea at the time, this peaceful protest he had planned so carefully. But the gesture proves much smaller than he expected, and the consequences, so much worse.

The Idiot, or Life in Wartime

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About the Author
Fred Leebron has published three novels, a short novel, and dozens of short stories; he has also co-edited a Norton anthology and co-authored a textbook. Awards for his writing include a Pushcart Prize and an O.Henry Award. He directs writing programs in Charlotte, Roanoke, Gettysburg and Latin America.
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