Train Stops by Larry Frank

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As a train moves from station to station, its passengers glimpse different worlds of people along the way, displayed in a rich texture of life. Passing scenes are etched on the viewer’s heart and mind. In much the same way, the diverse stories in this exciting collection present humor, surprise, poignancy, the mystery of the dark side of human nature, and the many turns and twists of our lives that never seem to end as we expect. We find a devoted teacher about to face the experience of her life as she anticipates the arrival of a dear friend. There are two lovers who discover that their commitment to each other is threatened by the danger that engulfs them. Then there is the wild quarry relentlessly pursued by a determined rancher with unexpected results. Building his fragile empire of art, a wily museum director and his wife miscalculate. And an intense boy embarks on a rite-of-passage through a twilight zone of horror and destruction. These and the other stories are a compelling and memorable ride through the realm of the author’s imagination.

About Larry Frank

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Frank graduated from the University of California-Berkeley in English literature and philosophy and traveled in Europe and India before enrolling in UCLA's cinema school. He wrote, directed, and produced educational films and a fictional feature that won an Edinburgh Film Festival award. He has studied Native American cultures and Spanish Colonial art.
Published July 1, 2011 by Sunstone Press. 181 pages
Genres: Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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About as subtle as a runaway train, the 21 stories of this debut--from an expert on New Mexican folk art--barrel through the author's vaunted home turf, an L.A.

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