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Monday, January 16, 2023

Reader's Diary #2066- Allie Erickson: A Man's Man

 The voice in Allie Erickson's "A Man's Man" is strong and yet it isn't. It's strong in the sense that it's well-developed and believable yet it's from the point of view of a man who lacks any confidence. He sees his difference from other men (soldiers) as a reason for shame. Nor does he entertain the idea that maybe some of the other men were fronting, really no more secure in the ability (or desire) to kill another man than he was. 

Needless to say, it's a sad, but effective story.

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