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About the Author: Christopher Lowe

Christopher Lowe is the author of THOSE LIKE US, a collection of interlocking short fiction published by Stephen F. Austin State University Press and WHEN YOU'RE DOWN BY THE RIVER, a fiction chapbook from BatCat Press. Born and raised in Jackson Mississippi, he received his undergraduate education at Mississippi University for Women and his graduate education at McNeese State University, where he earned an MFA in creative writing. Currently, he teaches at McNeese, where he's a faculty member in the MFA program. His fiction, creative non-fiction, and poetry have appeared widely in magazines and journals including Third Coast, Baltimore Review, Bellevue Literary Review, Grist, and War, Literature, and the Arts. He is nonfiction editor for Midway Journal, an assistant fiction editor for Fifth Wednesday Journal, and a fiction reader for Electric Literature‘s Recommended Reading series. He lives happily in Lake Charles, LA with his wife and daughter.

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Paperback, Published in Nov 2011 by Stephen F. Austin University Press

ISBN10: 1936205386 | ISBN13: 9781936205387

Page count: 346

Those Like Us presents characters struggling against the weight of memory. The collection opens with the story of a teenager who connects with his dying father through the football rivalry that has always divided their family. In "Dunn's River Falls," a young veteran is thrust back into a world of chaos when his wife suffers a terrible accident on their honeymoon. "Variations on a Line from Joe Namath" centers on a high school football coach trying to carve out an identity for himself as he struggles with the legacy of his father and his own past as an athlete. Coaches and linemen, bartenders and drunks, tour guides and EMTs, the characters in these stories are obsessed and adrift.

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