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Field Trip: Stories

 

By James Fowler

 

Released: January 1, 2022

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

“James Fowler is extraordinarily able to write characters who have reached an inflection point. Whether it’s the twelve-year-old in the

 

stolen Avalon, the promiscuous assistant at the bowling alley, the charming but complex family facing a recession, or even the whole

 

town of Opal Spring, Fowler catches each at a crisis of what the future might bring. You will never forget their dilemmas.”

 


Steve Yates, author of Some Kinds of Love: Stories, The Legend of the Albino Farm: A Novel, and others.

 

 

 “Field Trip immerses readers into the intricate modern South. In the title story, Raylene notes, 'when you’re trailer-born-and-bred, 

 and can’t see nothin’ but trailer to come, it can make you do foolish things.' Raylene has moved beyond that world, and Fowler’s stories

chart similar progress in characters so real, readers feel that they know them.”

Lorie Watkins, editor of A Literary History of Mississippi

 

 

“As a storyteller, James Fowler knows intimately the highways and byways of the mid-South, but he is equally acquainted with

 

the mysterious and sometimes uncharted pathways of human experience. In Field Trip, he serves as an able, enlightening guide,

 

taking us along with characters who are alternately curious, befuddled, questioning, and sometimes even noble.”

 

C. D. Albin, author of Hard Toward Home and Axe, Fire, Mule

 

 

“Fowler’s characters are placed in recognizable environments—a county fair, inside a travelling vehicle, the average small town, 

 

or a diverse neighborhood—yet there is something often troubling about their circumstances, some uncertainty about 

 

their situation or potential outcome that creates a need to discover what happens on the next page or in the next story.”

 

Tim Coone, editor, Cave Region Review 

 

 

 

 

 

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