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“Kansas Boys” by Becky Mandelbaum

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When the girl he loves moves away, Peter will do anything to get to her, even if it means working for an arthritic one-handed Veteran artist with an obsession for a past-love. He met Deschutes years ago, but he never really knew him. The more he learns about the man, the more he learns of his late father and of himself, and that’s all the motivation he needs to change the path he’s taken before it’s too late.


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About the Author
Becky Mandelbaum is from Kansas but is currently living and working in Mount Rainier National Park. She is the winner of the 2016 Flannery O'Connor Award for Short Fiction and the Lawrence Art Center's 2013 Langston Hughes Award for Fiction. Her work has appeared or is forthcoming in Juked, Salt Hill, Midwestern Gothic, and McSweeney's Internet Tendency.
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