Title

Lovelock

Document Type

Creative Writing

Publication Date

Fall 1993

Department

English

Abstract

Presents a short story about Benjamin Scott, an ex-convict whose life turned a different course after a one-night stand with a retarded woman in Lovelock, Nevada. Promise of a job in San Francisco; Memories of traveling from state to state to get to his destination; Meeting Ana and her sister Lisa; Feelings of guilt for sleeping with Ana; Apologizing to the sisters; Decision to follow Ana to San Diego.

Comments

Winner of the 1994 Cohen Award for the best short story and poem published in Ploughshares that year.

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