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Costly Habits: Stories

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A father on vacation nearly loses his eye on an ocean fishing pier while trying to escape the demands of his family.A systems analyst, embittered by the loss of his job and resentful of a seemingly carefree neighbor whom his estranged wife admires, becomes obsessed with catching squirrels in a box trap.A woman married to a former police detective festers with anger and plo ...more
Paperback, 208 pages
Published November 1st 2002 by University of Missouri (first published October 2002)
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Peter Makuck is Distinguished Professor Emeritus at East Carolina University. He is the author of Long Lens: New and Selected Poems and two collections of short stories, Breaking and Entering and Costly Habits. His poems, stories, and essays have appeared in the Georgia Review, Hudson Review, Poetry, Sewanee Review, the Nation, and Gettysburg Review.
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