L. Wade Powers will be signing books at booth 39 at the Portland Book Festival on November 10th.
Lawrence W. Powers writes fiction as L. Wade Powers. A retired professor of biology, he lives in Eastern Oregon with a beautiful wife and strange cat. He has two other novels and a short story collection in preparation. Published stories appeared in Bridges (2017) and in A Linkville New Year (2018), and a poem in Carnival (2018). He authored a critical examination of The Winter of Our Discontent for Steinbeck Review and served as the creative nonfiction editor for Timberline Review in 2018.
About his novel, The Home
In 1956, an introverted 13-year old boy enters a children’s institution and experiences the social demands of dormitory life, first encounters with the opposite sex, and the conflicts of group loyalty and self preservation. Exposure to violence and preteen sexuality is balanced with humor and musical nostalgia.