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La Ronde

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A Park Avenue woman puts a price on her brutish husband’s head. Tells her Jersey girlfriend to ask her connected brother for help. The brother talks to his accountant and lover, who talks to her other lover, a movie producer who tells his glam wife back in L.A., who tells her personal trainer while getting a massage. The personal trainer mentions it to his boyfriend who is in money trouble. The boyfriend hypes the price on the husband’s head to get the loan shark off his back, after the guy breaks his leg. The loan shark flies to New York to hire a hit man cheap. Is out-foxed by hit man’s hot sister. Back to the husband with a price on his head …

92 pages, Paperback

First published June 1, 2015

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Townsend Walker

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Townsend Walker grew up in western Maryland and graduated from Georgetown, New York University, the U.S. Army and Stanford. During a career in banking he lived in New York, Paris, London, Rome, and San Francisco.

His novella "La Ronde" was published in 2015. His short stories have appeared in over seventy-five literary journals. “A Little Love, A Little Shove” and “Holding Tight” were nominated for PEN/O.Henry Awards. During a career in finance he wrote "A Guide for Using the Foreign Exchange Market," "Managing Risk with Derivatives," and "Managing Lease Portfolios." He lives in San Francisco and conducts a creative writing workshop at San Quentin Prison.


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