Step inside Sam's and you can play a game of eight ball, nurse a beer, or get to know a wayward preacher, a reformed hooker, an Iraq vet amputee - or Sam himself. You may watch a baby being born, see a deadly knife fight, or simply hear tall tales. But there's always a rough-hewn truth within the lies, and Sam's there to manage everything from birth to death with a righteous cant. All things considered, it isn't a bad world.
Sam's Place is a collection of interwoven short stories that revolve around a local watering hole in the Alabama town of Striven. Pull up a chair and get to know the locals in this powerful and entertaining world that is Sam's Place.
|Publisher:||AM Ink Publishing|
|Product dimensions:||5.00(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.55(d)|
About the Author
Bob Mustin has had a brief naval career and a longer one as a civil engineer, and has been a North Carolina Writers Network writer-in-residence at Peace College under the late Doris Betts' guiding hand. In the early '90s, he was the editor of a small literary journal, The Rural Sophisticate, based in Georgia. His work has appeared in The Rockhurst Review, Elysian Fields Quarterly, Cooweescoowee, Under The Sun, Gihon River Review, Reflections Literary Journal, and many sites in electronic form.
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When you cross the threshold into the rough drinking establishment known as Sam's Place, you soon discover that all fall short, all sin's the same, and everyone survives best they can. Regulars like Wilson and Noxanne, Donnie and Luann, Archie and Slim are part of a ragtag clan shepherded by the steady Sam, finding despite themselves a little joy and respite in this bar's safe haven. Bob Mustin's savory prose gets inside you, hearty and nourishing, and full of truth that no matter how wayward, the human heart tends toward right and always wants a home. Mustin is a Southern treasure. If you're a fan of rich characterization and the wayward adventures of oddball yet relatable individuals always locking horns, and if you require a setting that lives and breathes like a human, check out this book. I'm a reader of Flannery O'Connor, Doris Betts, Larry Brown, Tim McLaurin, and Elizabeth Spencer. With his own unique style, Mustin can hold his own with this good company.