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It's the first week of September 1992 in Poland. A freakishly hot September. The Berlin Wall has fallen and the Soviet Union has collapsed. A group of American Fulbright Scholars has arrived at Krakow's Polonia Instytut for their Country Orientation. Their mission, to promote international good will.

One of them, Susanna Shepherd, is pulled away from her desk in the language lab and hurried to the room next door where a dead man lies. Strangled. Detektiv Inspektor Kurek forces her to view the stretched and purple face. Then he insinuates that she is probably the killer. 

What is wrong with him? What kind of orientation is this turning into?




Born in Texas, schooled in Louisiana, I received my Ph.D. in English Literature and Language from Louisiana State University. As a professor of writing and literature, I taught in Louisiana, Georgia, Poland, England, and Germany. Of my academic writing, two  of my personal favorites are “What’s So Funny About Flannery O’Connor?” and The Fifty Minute Essay.



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