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Born in Philadelphia, Paul Langan spent his early childhood in the city before moving with his single mother to southern New Jersey. There he attended public school and worked a variety of jobs—including salesperson at a shoe store, attendant at a horse ranch, landscaper at a mental hospital, and a night-shift stockperson in a warehouse store near Atlantic City. “Each job,” he says today, “could be the topic of several juicy novels.”

In 1991, he enrolled at Camden County College and a year later transferred to La Salle University, where he studied creative writing and literature, earning a B.A. in English. While at La Salle, he lived with international students, traveled to his roommate’s home in Kenya, became a prison tutor, and found “the...more


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“You gotta admit, it's a messed-up world when going to war is safer than staying home.”
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“If you ever mess with my daughter again, it will be the last mistake you make!”
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“If he's the person i think he is, he'll handle it just right" Tarah had said. "If not, your better off without him.”
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