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Saint Smith and Other Stories consists of two novellas and six short stories. "Saint Smith" focuses on Charlie, a would-be experimental film maker, Sarah his traditional Bible-believing mother, and Irene the clever ironic uninhibited German woman he marries. "The Barracks" takes place in basic training at Fort Polk, Louisiana, at the time of the Viet Nam War. The six stories deal with puzzles of human nature and the meaning of life.
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About the Author
Richard Seltzer's published works include: "Echoes from the Attic" (novel, with Ethel Kaiden, "The Name of Hero" (historical novel), "Ethiopia Through Russian Eyes" (translation from the Russian), "The Lizard of Oz" (satiric fantasy), and "Now and Then and Other Tales from Ome" (children's stories), and four books about doing business over the Internet. Now a publisher of electronic books, he worked for Digital/Compaq for 19 years, most recently as "Internet Evangelist." He graduated from Yale, with a major in English, and got an MA from the U. of Mass. at Amherst in Comparative Literature (French, Russian, and German). At Yale, he had creative writing courses with Robert Penn Warren and Joseph Heller.