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A Stanford grad goes undercover as a Central California farm worker to research the culture for a book.

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Words: 3,680
Language: English
ISBN: 9781476134987
About Bill Rayburn


Facebook Room (private): The Writings and Ramblings of Bill Rayburn

Defining piece:

"The Dainty" -- a 12,000 word novella, set in 1969 Detroit: one day in an Irish Pub, and that day is Christmas Eve. The dysfunctional denizens of The Dainty plow through a fierce snowstorm, cocktails, and their personal baggage as Christmas Eve plays out before them.

I am currently at work on a memoIRISH-novel, 'Deadly Dominoes', a haunting, poignant look back on my family's checkered history. The compelling story of a Scots-Irish family whose patriarch brings them (mostly) crashing down, beginning with his one year stay in a Nazi POW camp in WWII in 1943, and culminating in his suicide 36 years later. The prologue, and first four chapters, are written and available upon request.

Many short stories of fiction, and essays on a variety of subjects, are also available.

Currently living in London, England.

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Review by: David H. Keith on July 20, 2012 :
This is an excellent story, well told. The dialogue and actions are exactly what one would expect of these men. It's almost as if Rayburn had been there.

I do have a couple small editor-type quibbles, though: first, why did Rayburn choose that horrid font? It makes his book look more like an infomercial or comic book - and it is neither. Secondly, the past tense of the verb "to lead" is "led." Just sayin'. Still, it's not enough for me to ding him or his book too severely.

I do plan to read more of his work in future.

David H. Keith
(reviewed the day of purchase)

Review by: Suzy Stewart Dubot on July 19, 2012 :
Excellent! If you hadn't been fair, I would have thought that you had done the undercover work yourself. Good, credible story and dialogue, told in under 4000 words. I shall be reading many more of your works.
(reviewed the day of purchase)

Review by: MB Crandell on July 17, 2012 :
Great story! I loved the way you fleshed out your characters and built your plot. Definitely a good read and well worth the time.
Thank you!
(review of free book)

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