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Duck People Paperback – October 19, 1999

ISBN-13: 978-0966697513 ISBN-10: 0966697510 Edition: 1st
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Nine captivating stories that reach out into the heart and mind, baring some of our most feared and most fulfilling emotions alike, each one told with unrelenting frankness and realism. Among them... ~ DUCKPEOPLE (Title Story). Career crises in middle-class Washington bureaucrat life. Humor and social criticism. ~ CHARLIE JOE. GI-Joe/native-boy story during WWII. Explores cultural and historical issues. ~ FRIENDS. Singles life, the ravages of contemporary man-woman relationship. An illustration of current values in leisure-based lifestyles and the pursuit of commitment. ~ ALICE. Divorce, loss of self-esteem, ego-bust. A detailed look into a frightful descent to self-destruction from one's loneliness in society. ~ LOUIS. Middle-age anxiety, social dislocation, humor. From a man's point of view. ~ BASEMENT PEOPLE. Young black woman faces challenge to do better than her elder generation. Personal character and human values set in Washington bureaucracy.

About the Author

Jaime Espiritu was born and raised in the Philippines. Fiction writing has been his irrepressible endeavor for many years. He is the author of three novels and a collection of short stories. He currently lives in Northern Virginia.

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Product Details

  • Paperback: 292 pages
  • Publisher: Petradome Enterprises; 1 edition (October 19, 1999)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0966697510
  • ISBN-13: 978-0966697513
  • Product Dimensions: 8.5 x 5.5 x 0.9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #15,070,430 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

More About the Author

Born and raised in the Philippines, Jaime Espiritu moved to the U.S. after college with a B.Sc. in Architecture. After twelve years in the profession and little to show for it, he went back to school and trained in the computer field. In it, he developed skills that saw him through a rewarding 26-year civil service career as an IT specialist with the Federal Government in Washington, D.C. Meanwhile, he continued to pursue a life-long desire to write and to date has produced a body of work in fiction and an autobiographical novel. Jaime currently lives in a D.C. suburb in Maryland.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on December 22, 1999
Format: Paperback
I picked up this book at a local store, opened it and didn't - couldn't - put it down. I missed my subway stop, took the next train back and by the time I got home, I was over halfway through the book. Excellent stories! Very well written. It's a delight to read; very entertaining, and touching. I hope I come upon this kind of work more often. But it's so rare nowadays!
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