50 States

50 States

by Richard R Becker
50 States

50 States

by Richard R Becker


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An Idaho farmer who aches for absolution after a tragedy is given one more chance at redemption. Two runaways cross paths in a Tennessee bus station with only one ticket between them. A family sees looters racing toward their home as they escape an Oregon wildfire. A young couple takes a reckless turn off a state highway in Utah and find themselves in a nightmarish government biohazard area.

These and 46 more shorts make up an anthology that will surprise readers with each new thought-provoking story as they skip across different genres, moods, and states of mind. Together, they provide a character-driven sampling of the American experience over the last 60 years - the kind and the cruel, the heroic and criminal - in unpredictable and suspenseful ways.

50 States is a debut collection of short stories that captures the human condition and how perception shapes destiny. The book spans several literary genres, with each short story set in a different state across America. It won first place for short stories in the Spring 2022 BookFest Awards. The author has received high praise from editorial reviewers and interest from a growing community of readers who wonder how the author will continue his work.

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9798985381139
Publisher: Copywrite, Ink. Writing Services, Inc.
Publication date: 12/21/2021
Pages: 378
Sales rank: 1,024,711
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.78(d)

About the Author

About Richard R. Becker Richard R. Becker is an award-winning American writer. His debut collection of experimental and speculative fiction began as a project to write one story a week for 50 weeks. As a journalist, Richard has written hundreds of magazine and newspaper articles, with his byline appearing in the Denver Post, Los Angeles Times, and publications for Simon & Schuster and Paramount Communications. He also scripted a documentary produced with PBS and contributed to five books, including "Beyond Generation X: A Practical Guide for Managers" and the American Ambulance Association's "Public Relations Handbook." When he is not writing fiction, Richard works for Copywrite, Ink., a 30-year-old strategic communication and writing services firm. He also taught at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas for 20 years. He is married and has two children.

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