Life in the Middle of the Century


Two Novellas by John Dranow

After having taught at a number of colleges and universities throughout the country, John Dranow now makes his home in Vermont, where he is vice president of the New England Culinary Institute. His fiction has appeared in numerous journals. This is his first full-length collection.

“What a wonderful pair of narratives! The Official and Final Version strives, with extraordinary success, to do what its era—the mid-sixties—urged us all to do: to ‘tell it like it is.’ … Zone One, which might be construed as a similar vision seen through the lens of the matured eye … is nothing short of a triumph. … A first rate book!”

—Sydney Lea, New England Review / Bread Loaf Quarterly


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5 x 7" Paperback
152 pages




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