West of You: short stories

West of You: short stories

by Mel Murphy


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West of You: short stories by Mel Murphy

A young Native American transvestite navigates the margins of hate in a small desert town.

A modern-day cowboy in rural Canada encounters violent extraterrestrial beings with his only defense: a camera phone.

A quadriplegic woman gets help from a supernatural being to free her from the grip of her neglectful relatives.

A basement-dwelling computer gamer meets the super model of his dreams and confronts his own bigotries and social limitations.

And, in a dystopian America 50 years from now, a battle-weary enforcer for a domestic terrorist cell questions his faith in the cause.

These stories and more show the mythology of the West versus the contemporary reality of diverse characters scattered among its plastic shopping malls, soulless housing developments and abandoned dreams.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781517015817
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 08/23/2015
Pages: 212
Product dimensions: 5.00(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.48(d)

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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The stories in WEST OF YOU are at once deeply personal yet universal. The tales cut across genres. The cast of characters includes a transvestite Native American boy, an abused girl evolving into a serial killer, average folks trapped in a dystopian future, and a rancher facing monsters in a roadside canyon. Her prose often pulls the reader into worlds very far away, but inside us all.