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“Who Knows Where It Goes” is an uncollected short story that appeared in Ellery Queen in January 2010. It was inspired, of course, by the cratering of the world economy two years earlier. It’s a story of hard times, and how a resourceful man can adapt to them. It’s a story, too, about how such a man might explore his own capabilities, and find out if what he once did is so ...more
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Published (first published June 28th 2011)
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Randy
Nov 06, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Mort Colliard was about to become a father. But his business had gone belly up and that can't miss investment opportunity only benefited the ones pushing it. His savings were gone. The house was still his, but might not be for long.

Mort had to make a decision.

Could he go back to what he did for a living as a young man before marriage, the business, and respectability?

He was about to find out.

A dark look at today's failing economy.
Eric
Dec 12, 2013 rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: Fans of short stories, Lawrence Block
This one will hit too close to home for comfort for some, as the protagonist lost his job in the economic downturn and lost his savings to a Ponzi scheme, with a house he is struggling to keep the bank from foreclosing on and a baby on the way -- but really, that is Lawrence Block at his best, making the reader uncomfortable with how well they relate to some of the basest actions the desperate will take with enough motivation.
Andrew Smith
Feb 10, 2013 rated it it was ok
It's Lawrence Block so it's bound to be ok. But this short story never rises above that for me.
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Lawrence Block has been writing crime, mystery, and suspense fiction for more than half a century. He has published in excess (oh, wretched excess!) of 100 books, and no end of short stories.

Born in Buffalo, N.Y., LB attended Antioch College, but left before completing his studies; school authorities advised him that they felt he’d be happier elsewhere, and he thought this was remarkably perceptiv
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