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By Charles Deemer

At the day after the Bicentennial, the physique of an previous guy is came across putting from a tree in a park in Hamartin, a small farming neighborhood in relevant Oregon. A homophobic notice is hooked up to the man's physique. The surprising tale makes the nationwide information twine. Shandy Anderson, a tender artist, hears the tale at the morning television information in the course of her stream from Hamartin's small-town boredom to a thrilling new lifestyles in San Francisco. She is aware the previous guy, Emmett Hale, whose beneficiant present of cash made her break out attainable - and who had paid her for intercourse. yet how can he be the sufferer of a homophobic crime if he is not a gay? And why may he be murdered whilst every person on the town knew he had terminal melanoma? Shandy makes a decision to come back domestic not just for Emmett's funeral yet to determine what relatively occurred. EMMETT'S present is a literary novel of suspense, and the tale of a tender woman's coming of age opposed to the backdrop of small city bigotry and private sexual experimentation. Charles Deemer is at the writing college at Portland country collage and is an award-winning playwright.

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If we don't give the award to him this year, it will be too late. Mac seemed on the verge of swaying to Helen's side when Ned repeated that, as terrible as this news was, and as successful as Emmett had been in the Navy and as a teacher, none of this really had a thing to do with local citizenship, which is what the award was supposed to honor. Since returning to Hamartin, Emmett never attended civic functions and, as far as he knew, didn't even belong to a church. Even before his cancer, he was practically a hermit.

Shandy later visited the farmhouse in high school when Arnie hosted art class barbecues, and there was no suggestion of depravity anywhere. In fact, she found the house’s eccentricities in design and decoration as charming as her art teacher. Where some folks criticized Arnie for being different, Shandy looked up to him for being an individual. He had been her favorite teacher. Shandy found Arnie in the barn, tossing hay with a pitchfork. The barn, in the shape of an octagon, had a steeply pitched roof with two large openings in front, one for the door and one for the hayloft.

When she galloped away, Emmett let her go without urging his horse to follow. He pulled the reins and the horse stopped. He took a deep breath again. Galloping was scarier than Shandy remembered, and she yanked on the reins. Her horse settled into a walk. She turned to see where Emmett was. Emmett had jerked his horse around to head back. ” Shandy called. Emmett heard her and stopped. She was returning, and he waited for her. “I want last night to be remembered as a good thing,” she said. ” 50 EMMETT’S GIFT “It was beautiful.

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