Food for Jackals

Three Short Novels

By John F. Zeugner

Food for Jackals

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  • ISBN: 9781625647580
  • Pages: 202
  • Publication Date: 5/19/2014
  • Retail Price: $25.00
Web Price: $20.00
Web Price: $20.00

Food for Jackals

Three Short Novels

By John F. Zeugner

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PAPERBACK

  • ISBN: 9781625647580
  • Pages: 202
  • Publication Date: 5/19/2014
  • Retail Price: $25.00
Web Price: $20.00

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These novellas track three meaning-making, moral skirmishes: a thickening tennis pro on the Florida-New York teaching circuit grapples with weakening personal commitments and a fading serve; a dispirited short-term Coast Guard reservist struggles with the ambiguity of an accidental murder on an icebreaker heading to the arctic; and an American vacuum sewers entrepreneur and a local archeologist explore the exploitation of women, art, and sexual comedy in Venice, Italy.

Endorsements & Reviews-

"In intricately wrought novellas, John Zeugner gives us characters who we're glad we're not, but whom we love to watch be put through their paces. Like Frank, the tennis player, they achieve their petty victories. Like Seaman Spradlin, they are inadequate when faced with moral dilemmas. Like Claudio/Hugh, they are vain puffs, more interested in self-gratification than in the higher causes they pretend to espouse. No alignment with club or country, on any level, can fully redeem them."
--Lee Fontanella, 2009 Andrew Carnegie Centenary Professor for Scotland, Scotland, UK

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John F. Zeugner

Bio(s)-

John Zeugner, Emeritus Professor of History at Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI) and one-time tennis professional, has co-advised art restoration and environmental projects at WPI's Venice Project Center for over three decades. A recipient of a National Endowment for the Arts Discovery Grant for Fiction, he has published a novel, Soldier for Christ (2013), and a prizewinning collection of short stories, Under Hiroshima (2014). His articles, short stories, and film and concert reviews have also appeared in literary journals and newspapers.

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