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Out West, by Fred G. Leebron

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Out West, by Fred G. Leebron

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Out West, by Fred G. Leebron

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Taking a job as a night desk clerk at a seedy San Francisco hotel, ex-convict Benjamin West meets up with Amber, an L.A. fugitive on the run after torching her ex-boyfriend's apartment, an encounter that leads to murder when Amber's ex suddenly turns up dead.

Praise for Out West

 " In his first novel, Leebron, author of numerous short stories, successfully tackles the uncertain morality and precarious ties shared by two young people whose lives inadvertently turn for the worst." --Publishers Weekly

About Fred Leebron

Fred Leebron, a graduate of Princeton University, Johns Hopkins University, and The University of Iowa Writers' Workshop, has published stories in magazines and anthologies such as Tin House, DoubleTake, Grand Street, Ploughshares, North American Review, Triquarterly, and Flash Fiction. He is author of the novels Out West, Six Figures, and In the Middle of All This; co-editor of Postmodern American Fiction: A Norton Anthology; and co-author of Creating Fiction: A Writer's Companion. The Canadian production of Six Figures premiered at the Toronto Film Festival in 2005, and the film rights for his short story "Life in Wartime" has been optioned several times. Awards for his writing include an O. Henry Award, a Puschart Prize, a Wallace Stegner Fellowship, a James Michener Award, a Fulbright Scholarship, a Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown Fellowship, and two fellowships from the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts. He has taught at Johns Hopkins University, the University of Iowa, and Stanford University, and currently he also serves as Program Director of the Low Residency M.F.A. in Creative Writing at Queens University of Charlotte, North Carolina, and as Director for the Tinker Mountain Writers Workshop at Hollins University. His personal essays appear frequently in publications such as More Magazine, Parenting Magazine, and Redbook and have been anthologized in trade market anthologies such as The Eleventh Draft (HarperCollins), Money Changes Everything (Doubleday), and The Bastard on the Couch (HarperCollins).