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Author Interview: Final Jeopardy

author interview: linda fairstein

Deep from the Archives

This is an author interview I wrote in 1997.

Final Jeopardy by Linda Fairstein

All good people, unit! Be glad that Linda Fairstein is on our side.

Fairstein has worked as a prosecutor in New York for over two decades, and she has been the chief of their sex crimes prosecution unit since 1976. She frequently speaks out against the cruelties of domestic abuse, sexual assault, and other types of violence against women, lecturing in the highest spots of the land. Those places include Harvard Law School, Kennedy School of Government, the Radcliffe College Alumna Association, Vassar College, and Cornell Medical School.

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Author Interview: The Death of Tarpons

author interview: Les Edgerton

Deep From the Archives

This is an author interview I wrote in 1996.

The Death of Tarpons by Les Edgerton

“Not long ago, I returned to the town of my youth, and made a disturbing discovery. It had weathered the intervening thirty years better than I had, at least physically, and that had the effect of giving me a bit of a jolt, as if the events of the summer of my fourteenth year hadn’t been as cataclysmic as I’d imagined.”

With those two sentences, Les Edgerton skillfully draws us into the harsh world of Corey John, a boy who reached out for love, but found kindness in meager supply and affection all too rare. When Corey dared to soar with the natural optimism of youth, his hope was carelessly crushed by those who should have loved him most.

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Essence of the Writer’s Journey

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Recently, my husband and I attended a funeral. After the service ended, we needed to travel to the cemetery. With the funeral procession flag firmly attached to the roof of our car, we turned on our bright lights, as requested, and methodically twisted and turned our way to the cemetery.

After a brief and solemn committal ceremony, the funeral director thanked us for being part of the dedicated group who had just walked the “final mile” with the family of the deceased.