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Chance encounters, voices from the past, or challenging choices can change the course of a life. In this short story collection, told in different genres, young people starting on their journey to full adulthood find themselves on unexpected paths.
THE NORMAL FILE – A young Army veteran struggles to find a new life, and gets help from a childhood friend with issues of her own.
OLLIE’S DAUGHTER – An 18-year-old girl is determined to know if she is the daughter of a rock god.
PORTRAIT OF JORI – The day a beleaguered art student learns he will graduate he’s offered an incredible opportunity.
SICK GRANDMA – English Comp ain’t what it used to be.
WALKING WILD – A sensitive, sheltered, but spirited girl’s first experience with the bar scene.
DOUBLE VISION – A legally blind young woman has a vision.
ESCAPE – A distraught son seeks to break free.
IMPURE EARTH – A century after nuclear holocaust, society has been remade.
“A.G. Russo presents a set of eight short stories that highlight “new adults” as both readers and major characters in work that is at turns thoughtful, intriguing, and entertaining.” 5 star Amazon review