Euchre Creek

by Homer Kizer



Book Details

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Publication Date : 09/05/2008

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 220
ISBN : 9781436328937

About the Book

A wide spot on a road that runs upstream, Euchre Creek is a community of connections that bind individuals together and binds them to the natural world from which they derive their sustenance. Euchre Creek is not a character study, nor about any particular character. Rather, it presents the failed incorporation of an outsider into a functioning community, another generation of that community, and its economic expansion. It examines the tensions necessary to suspend the concept of community. It rains most every day in Euchre Creek, as it truly did that winter before innocence bore a generation of mistrust.

About the Author

Born in Indiana in 1946, Homer Kizer graduated from a small, Oregon coast high school, and entered Willamette University at sixteen. He was declared an emancipated minor during that school year. He transferred the following year to Oregon Tech where he entered the Gunsmithing program in 1964; he opened a gunshop near Siletz, Oregon, in 1967, relocated to Alaska’s Kenai Peninsula in 1974, and began writing fulltime in 1979. Kizer has a Master of Fine Arts degree in Creative Writing from University of Alaska Fairbanks, with post graduate work in English and Art at Idaho State University.