DUCK PEOPLE
Fiction, Short Stories
by Espiritu, Jaime P.
Published October 1999.
300 pages, 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 softcover.
ISBN: 0-9666975-1-0,
$14.00 cover price
Library of Congress
Catalog Card No. 99-93445

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Duck People

Duck People

An astounding collection of nine memorable short stories

Jaime
Circa July 1996
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(Samples: Charlie Joe, Louis, Basement People)

DUCK PEOPLE (Title Story)

Career crises in middle-class Washington bureaucrat life. Humor and social criticism.

CHARLIE JOE

GI-Joe/native-boy story during World War II. Explores cultural and historical issues.

FRIENDS

Singles life, the ravages of contemporary man-woman relationship. An illustration of current values in leisure-based lifestyles and the pursuit of commitment.

ALICE

Divorce, loss of self-esteem, ego-bust. A detailed look into a frightful descent to self-destruction from one's loneliness in society.

LOUIS

Middle-age anxiety, social dislocation, humor. From a man's point of view.

ERNIE

Native boy from the war comes to America and re-unites with soldier friend twenty years later. Focus on current social issues: America at war with herself, divorce, breakdown of American family, displaced children, assimilation - racial and cultural.

BASEMENT PEOPLE

Young black woman faces challenge to do better than her elder generation. Personal character and human values set in Washington bureaucracy.

CONFUCIUS SAY

'In life, there will always be someone greater than you, and someone lesser than you.' A lesson from Grandpa, remembered by a ballroom dancer.

SOUL PEOPLE

Life in the hereafter, literally. Departed people from the previous stories going through the 'Processing Section' into the 'Holding Tanks' for cleansing outside the Pearly Gates, or for a quick dispatching down to The Pit.


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