The Rules of '48 by Jack Cady

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Master storyteller Jack Cady's final novel, Rules of '48, is a stirring semi-autobiographical examination of changing social conventions, and the development of the American conscience in the aftermath of the greatest war in history. In a city with roots deep in the Confederacy, five men endure seven deadly weeks that forever alter their perceptions of the world.
 

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Jack Cady won the Atlantic Monthly "First" award in 1965 for his story "The Burning." Since then, he has gone on to publish eight novels and four volumes of short fiction, earning himself such honors as the Iowa Prize for Short Fiction, the National Literary Anthology Award, the Washington State Governor's Award, the Nebula Award, the Bram Stoker Award, and the World Fantasy Award. Born in Ohio and raised in Indiana and Kentucky, he worked a wide variety of jobs throughout the country, including jobs as a tree high climber, an auctioneer, a long-distance truck driver, and a stint in the Coast Guard. Over the past twenty-five years, he held teaching positions at the University of Washington, Clarion College, Knox College, the University of Alaska at Sitka, and Pacific Lutheran University. Recently retired from teaching, he lives in Port Townsend, Washington.
 
Published October 1, 2008 by Night Shade Books. 257 pages
Genres: History, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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Master storyteller Jack Cady\'s final novel, Rules of \'48, is a stirring semi-autobiographical examination of changing social conventions, and the development of the American conscience in the aftermath of the greatest war in history.

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