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Seventeen-year-old Alden Clare has plenty weighing on him: an ailing father, a restless older brother, and an impatient girlfriend. His brother argues with their father and leaves. His girlfriend, Claudette, decides she doesn't want to wait any longer,

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John D. Nesbitt

John D. Nesbitt lives in the plains country of Wyoming, where he teaches English and Spanish at Eastern Wyoming College. He has had ten short fiction collections, four contemporary western novels, and thirty traditional western novels published in various hardbound, large print, audio, and mass-market paperback editions. He has also written textbooks and course manuals for his courses as well as a guide to writing fiction and a Boise State Western Writers Series booklet on Robert Roripaugh. Nesbitt has won many prizes and awards for his work, including three awards from the Wyoming State Historical Society (for fiction) , two awards from Wyoming Writers for encouragement of other writers and service to the organization, two Wyoming Arts Council literary fellowships (one for fiction, one for non- fiction) , four Western Fictioneers Peacemaker finalist awards for fiction, the Peacemaker award for short fiction, two Western Writers of America Spur finalist awards for mass-market paperback original novel and short fiction, and four Spur awards for mass-market paperback, short fiction, and poem.

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