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The National Virginity Pledge by Barry Graham

The National Virginity Pledge
By Barry Graham

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With a voice that maintains a gritty strength balanced with poetic vision, Barry Graham pushes all his chips to the center of the table in this collection of from-the-gut short stories that are as sentimental as they are cynical.

Set in America's underbelly-from dead-end small towns with their futile Virginity Pledges to larger than life Las Vegas with it's own brand of lust and deception-Graham populates his stories with a reoccurring cast of confused, helpless, hopeless, beautiful, dirty, optimistic, loveable down-and-outs trapped in lives and relationships they are unable to control.

Excerpt:

I can’t remember if it was before or after I pis--d off the side of the Grand Canyon, but there was a man standing along the road holding a camera and the car in front of me swerved to avoid hitting a squirrel and ran over the man taking pictures of...
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