Hooligan Navy: A Short Story

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When Eve Johnson, home during the summer of 1942, witnesses a Nazi U-boat torpedo a merchant marine ship off the Nantucket coast, she is determined to stop the attacks. The Coastal Picket Patrol, AKA the “Hooligan Navy,” forms to scout for U-boats, but they won’t induct girls. Eve vows to scout on her own, even though her family and the Hooligan Navy itself tries to stop her. (50 pages)
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Price: Free! USD

Words: 15,940
Language: English
ISBN: 9781466033436
About TK Kenyon

TK Kenyon is an Iowa Writers’ Workshop graduate, novelist, award-winning short story writer, pharmaceutical industry regulatory consultant, technical writer, molecular virologist, neuroscientist, minivan-driving mom, happy wife, cat slave, P90X devotee, surfer, high-handicap golfer, scuba diver, gourmet chef, mostly vegetarian, chocolatier, gardener, capsaicin addict, caffeine junkie, Apache and Scot descendant, native Arizonan, Connectikite, nouveau feminist, political moderate with extremist tendencies, radical atheist, Buddhist-curious, occasional UU, Tamil Ayer Brahmin Hindu by marriage, ex-actress, grown-up child beauty queen, PhD, MFA, BS (in so many ways), ASU Sun Devil, Iowa Hawkeye, UPenn Quaker, and always looking for something interesting to do.

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Review by: A.B.R. on June 29, 2012 :
When I downloaded this story I was afraid it would be feminist historical revisionism, featuring a kick-ass hero defeating the Nazi U-boat fleet single handed. I am happy to say my worries were entirely unjustified. TK Kenyon drew me into the story with her first person characterization of the self-depreciating Eve and deft portrayal of her family. Eve's response to the threat of Nazi U-boats is natural, and so was her response to being summarily dismissed when she attempted to volunteer for the Hooligan Navy. In the end Eve gets her way and contributes to resisting the threat posed to maritime shipping (including an amusing twist I don't want to reveal here). This story is told in rich detail and is both realistic and entertaining. I read it through in one sitting, in part while cooking and eating dinner.
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