The shadow of the Southern Gothic imbues this introduction story with a insidiou appreciation of foreboding

August, the eponymous superstar of Callan Wink’s debut romance, receives his fair share of unwanted admonition. Mainly from other guys, mainly about maidens. He does his level best to forget it all and strike off on his own.

Like Wink’s previous legends, August is set in the open expanse of the American midwest. It begins on the family dairy farm and follows attributes from his short story “Breatharians”- youthful August, father Darwin, and father Bonnie. “His fathers” craves him to carry on at “the farmers “; his mother wants him to go to college. Young Augie is happy with his activity killing stray cats, a dollar a tail.

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