Socket

Socket

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by David Zimmerman
     
 

Fiction. African American Studies. Winner, 3-Day Novel-Writing Contest (2001). SOCKET tells the gripping tale of Ronald Percy, an international aid worker who travels to Ethiopia to assist with an irrigation project for the African Development Organization. Upon arrival, he is unable to locate his agents or company representatives, and soon finds himself enmeshed

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Fiction. African American Studies. Winner, 3-Day Novel-Writing Contest (2001). SOCKET tells the gripping tale of Ronald Percy, an international aid worker who travels to Ethiopia to assist with an irrigation project for the African Development Organization. Upon arrival, he is unable to locate his agents or company representatives, and soon finds himself enmeshed in a web of bureaucracy and state corruption. SOCKET was selected as the Grand Winner from over 400 entries in the 2001 International 3-Day Novel Writing Contest.

"engrossing"—The Globe and Mail

"The language is vivid and economical, and the plot charges ahead with relentless momentum."—Broken Pencil

"The story is so tightly written that you can't put it down."—Geist

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781895636420
Publisher:
Anvil Press
Publication date:
05/16/2002
Edition description:
1
Pages:
120
Product dimensions:
5.04(w) x 7.04(h) x 0.29(d)

Meet the Author


David Zimmerman attended Emerson College for film studies and then went on to earn an MFA in creative writing at the University of Alabama. He has worked as a publicist at St. Martin's Press in NYC and taught writing at Georgia Southern University, Dilla University College in Ethiopia, South College in Savannah and the University of Wisconsin, where he was also a fiction fellow at the Wisconsin Institute of Creative Writing. His books include a novella, SOCKET (Anvil Press, 2002) and a novel, The Sandbox (Soho Press, 2010). He currently teaches at Iowa State University in the Creative Writing and Environmental Studies department.

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Socket 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Zimmerman is a former professor of mine and even I was astonished at the quality of the book, his use of language and details is amazing, and he shows just how different America is from Africa, even in modern times. Kudos Mr. Z!
Guest More than 1 year ago
I almost shied away from this book because of the "3 Day Novel" contest element, but upon reading its excellent reviews online from Canadian newspapers, and realizing that only a rough draft was finished under that deadline and the rest came later, I gave it a try and was exceedingly happy I did. Zimmerman paints a realistic, detail-filled picture of the world of Modern Africa and its byzantine bureacracies; as things deteriorate for our narrator, he makes a true friendship that will outlast the horrors he endures.