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The Old Reactor, by David Ohle

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The Old Reactor, by David Ohle

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The Old Reactor, by David Ohle


Publication Date: September 9, 2014
Paperback: 223 pages
ISBN: 978-1938604461


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Moldenke is sent to the “free” prison town at Altobello with an indeterminate sentence for defecating on a grave. It was an accident. He has a rare bowel condition. Altobello is full of Jellyheads and features old nuclear reactor on the edge of town. No one seems to remember what the reactor really is, until it's almost too late.


About David Ohle

David Ohle’s novel, Motorman, was published by Knopf in 1972 and re-released in 2004 with an introduction by Ben Marcus. Its sequel, The Age of Sinatra was published 2004, followed in 2008 by The Pisstown Chaos. He is also the author of two novellas and nonfiction titles. His short fiction has appeared in Harper’sEsquireThe Paris ReviewTriQuarterlyThe Missouri Reviewthe Pushcart Prize and elsewhere. He has taught fiction writing at the University of Texas in Austin, the University of Missouri in Columbia and currently both fiction and screenwriting at the University of Kansas in Lawrence.