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Natives of Detroit: Short Stories G. Louis Jackson

Natives of Detroit: Short Stories

G. Louis Jackson

Published June 4th 2012
ISBN : 9781475042023
Paperback
208 pages
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When you are far away from home--but live in southeastern Michigan, the population bedrock of the state--and if asked, Wherere you from? Youd say, Detroit. In these five stories there is revealed a Detroit outsiders may not know about, or doMoreWhen you are far away from home--but live in southeastern Michigan, the population bedrock of the state--and if asked, Wherere you from? Youd say, Detroit. In these five stories there is revealed a Detroit outsiders may not know about, or do know, but do not care to acknowledge, because what is exposed hits so close to home, wherever home might be...Natives of Detroit are people just like the rest of us, but, in here, between the pages of this work, the natives are restless and are given reign to exorcise their demons. Like the three neighborhood friends (Larry, Cliff and Kevin) in Moral Dilemma--they are forced to answer the question, Is rape worse than death? In Prides Bouquet, Mrs. Joy Hartley experiences, firsthand...the odorous condition stubborn pride can bring about. She decides her husband, John, should wear a diaper, because, there are no loincloths at any drugstore...or anywhere else for that matter! And so it goes. In the story, Mountain out of a Molehill, Chris Stiegel takes the growth on his little finger and turns the wart-thingy into a mountain. And, whereas Theresa, in the story, Theresa and the Court, is of the opinion that the court leadership can go to hell, and goes about doing her job in her own way, in order to survive the streets where her job, as a probation officer, ultimately takes place...yet she feels powerless against the cancer growing inside her body. And then there is Jacqui, in the story, Discovery. No longer a victim of bullying, she travels to Peru, in South America, and discovers a bully of her own design.