About the book:
This is an eclectic collection of 19 stories. Set in times and locales as varied as a Petaluma (California) farm circa 1919, a barbershop in present day Afghanistan, and a San... More > Francisco comedy club in the time traveling future, all the stories share one common trait: an oblique, often comic glimpse into human nature.
About the author:
Rob Loughran’s first novel HIGH STEAKS won the 2002 New Mystery Award. He has 21 books, fiction and non-fiction, in print. His 700 page jokebook, A MAN WALKS INTO A BAR…. has been called, “Quite simply, the definitive single-volume collection of modern American adult humor.”
All his books are available at wwww.robloughranbooks.com
He lives in Windsor, CA.< Less
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Until a blackmailer shows up.
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