More than I Lost

by Tom Blackburn



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 2/20/2018

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 332
ISBN : 9781480858916
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 332
ISBN : 9781480858923

About the Book

It is 1964 and Faye Bynum, the spunky journalistic prodigy of Time and Chance and Morgan’s Eddy, is facing the onset of middle age and the resolution of questions that she has, until now, been able to defer.

Faye’s companion, Forde Morgan, is pressing her to marry him and bear children. Her fearless editorial stances are earning her the enmity of powerful men who will not hesitate to silence her through violence and murder. Unfortunately Faye is ambivalent about what she sees as a choice between marriage and the end of her writing career and loneliness. As she reflects, she discovers there is only a single line’s difference between a lover and a loner. When a beating and near-rape in retaliation for a pro-union editorial sends her away from Gabbro in search of solace and healing, Faye is led to the one capable of fulfilling her deepest needs. But at what cost?

In the final story in a compelling trilogy, an aging prodigy must face the irreversible choices that come with middle age and learn to live and love in defeat as in victory.

About the Author

Tom Blackburn has published short fiction in Exquisite Corpse, The Saint Andrews Review, Cairn, and Crucible. He is the author of nine novels centered on the fictional town of Gabbro, North Carolina, and of two texts in chemistry and a how-to book on securing grants for scientific research. Blackburn holds a PhD in chemistry from Harvard University.