A collection of eight (8), Literary Fiction, Short Stories, ranging from 3,000 to 14,000 words each (approximately 50,000, total). Jerry File Jr. displays great range. 'The Short Happy Political Life of Amos McCary' is a story of a rural mail carrier who decides to run for the state senate of Mississippi and the conflicts within and without, that come with his decision and run for office. 'Million Dollar Burrito' is a legal story with much humanity and conflict. 'Eight Hundred Ninety Nine Dollars' is a story of husband and wife in trouble. 'Splinter' is a story of a 45ish year old man and his internal struggles. 'The Tall Wooden Fence' is steaming, happy story of love between a 40'ish man and woman, with a Hitchcock styled twist of conflict. 'The Shrubs of Kilimanjaro' is a story of human spirit lifted by struggles of an animal. 'Volvos and Water Moccasins' is a slice of life look at struggles of life and internal conflicts of the human heart. 'The Sacred Hunt' is a coming of age story that presents grand themes that go well beyond the usual. Readers who love short stories love Jerry File Jr. and this collection because of his range, voice, and the different vectors Jerry always uses to in presenting the human condition and foibles of his characters. Literary in nature, it is a collection his readers keep on the shelf (and take down to read from time to time).
Jerry File Jr. was born in Yazoo City, Mississippi, the place of acclaimed author, Willie Morris and southern story teller, Jerry Clower. Called The Gateway to the (Mississippi) Delta, Yazoo is alive with the rhythms and germ of stories of the South. Jerry is a thoroughly southern writer whose stories address universal plights faced by man the world over. His stories always leave the reader with a better understanding of the important things of life. Jerry writes with a big, Southern voice that goes delicate and precise, exactly when it needs to. Find his books on Amazon.com and in fine bookstores. More info: https//www.facebook.com/amosmccary, https: //www.facebook.com/thesacredhunt, and jerryfilejr.com