Two ii

Two ii➶ [Read] ➲ Two ii By James Drought ➾ – Jobs-in-kingston.co.uk This is Fawcett Crest Book R928; First Fawcett Crest Printing 1966 edition This book was originally published in 1962 by Drought's own publishing company Skylight Press Inc The book contains two short This is Fawcett Crest Book R; First Fawcett Crest Printing edition This book was originally published in by Drought's own publishing company Skylight Press Inc The book contains two short stories by James Drought Way of the Fifties and A Dead Body in Burtonville The first story concerns a champion college football player who gets involved in an odd relationship with a neurotic girlThe second story in Duo is about a young newspaper reporter in Burtonville Illinois who explores the history of his town and begins to come to some disturbing conclusions Writing of this collection the Chicago Sun Times said Drought rivals F Scott Fitzgerald and Ernest Hemingway in the clarity of his symbolism. A slim volume of two short tales both set in the 50s and showing that behind the thin veneer of respectability there lie repressed emotions of fear and desireThe first story details the decline and fall of a star college football player as he develops an obsession for an aloof inaccessible girlThe second tale is the story told by a young reporter new to the area of what goes on behind the fa├žade of a small Illinois town as the citizens erase their past efface themselves and sweep untidy happenings under the carpet; all done with the intention of maintaining a sense of respectabilityBoth stories are told with an economy of vocabulary and a terse simplicity of style I wouldn't classify this as literature with a capital 'L' but it is a good snapshot of the times and has the rudiments of a personal philosophy