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RobRow

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I'm a freelance writer/photographer living in New Mexico, U.S.A.

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THE MASTERS, C.P. Snow, PASSAGE TO INDIA, E.M. Forster, THIS BOY'S LIFE, Tobias Wolff, THE CENTAUR, John Updike, A SEPARATE PEACE, John Knowles, DEATH COMES FOR THE ARCHBISHOP, Willa Cather, etc.

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Virga

Robert P. Rowley

Sixteen short stories set in America’s desert Southwest.


(Virga: rain that evaporates before reaching the ground.)

From the award-winning short, “Mather Point,” in which a young man, alone at the bottom of the Grand Canyon, reflects on a love long lost, to “Have You Seen Me?”--where a forest ranger tries to redeem herself by finding a teenager lost at Sunset Crater National Monument--Virga explores an emotional landscape where powerful feelings are, more often than not, suppressed.

 

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Helianthus wrote 10 minutes ago

I need to borrow your shelf space for a little while, but I will back....

Painted Pony wrote 46 minutes ago

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pissantelle wrote 3 days ago

Got it, Rob! Thanks!

pissantelle wrote 3 days ago

Sorry, Rob. I got it up but then saw something that I didn't like in ....

Annabel Watkinson wrote 3 days ago

I'm sure it'll come back eventually... :)

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I wrote 3 days ago

Gev: I read the first chapter, and the writing is confident and engaging. The opening is strong, drawing the reader directly into the mystery. From my brief sampling I'd say this work ranks right up there with the others you've had uploaded here. Nice. Rob view book

I wrote 87 days ago

Poppy: I've read through Ch. 6 (although I had some trouble going from Ch. 3 to Ch. 4, which seemed like the same chapter with different headings), and I pretty much enjoyed what I read. So far I'd say the book has verve, pace and voice. I'm a little unclear on the plot, though, because of the ... view book

I wrote 115 days ago

Chris: I've only read the brief opening chapter so far, but I'm very impressed by what I see here. First, the spare prose really appeals to me because it allows the reader to build the scene along with the writer, devoid of an overly-authorial hand. Second, the pacing is really handled well. E... view book

I wrote 157 days ago

Edward: I've only read "Waiting for El Greco" so far. Very accomplished work. Have you been shopping the collection around? It's so hard to place short fiction these days, though prospects seem to be looking up over the past few years. view book

I wrote 159 days ago

Ch. 7: After the opening ten paragraphs or so of exposition the story seems back on track; by that I mean I feel involved again with the characters on a personal level. There's an immediacy and purpose to the action. I'm "seeing" things happen, and I'm being allowed to make my own judgments conce... view book

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