Argument Against the Good-Looking Corpse
5.5 x 8.5, 144 pp.
Pub Date: 06/09/2011
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Argument Against the Good-Looking Corpse

Charles Alcorn


Argument Against the Good-Looking Corpse is exactly what’s got your Momma’s finger wagging: a good-timing lost soul, trying hard to grow up, but mostly paving that proverbial road for you, precious child. You!
Morgan Wooten is a shape-shifting roughneck/decathlete/civil engineer/mule (so to speak) in search of what feels good and right in a ten-story road trip that stretches from ice-cold Oslo to the Philippines Sea, from Saint John the Baptist Parish to the sands of Sonora, with lots and lots of south Texas, west Texas, rural Texas and urban Texas in between. Not to mention heaping helpings of sex, death and resurrection.
So drop on in and sit a spell. Morgan’s got some tales to tell.


CHARLES ALCORN was born and raised in the Coastal Bend of Texas.  He serves on the faculty of University of Houston-Victoria and is the Managing Editor of American Book Review. He graduated with his BA in Geology from Washington & Lee University, where he also played linebacker and threw the javelin and discus for four seasons. He received his MA in English from the University of Southern Mississippi's Center for Writers and his Ph.D. in Creative Writing/English Literature from the University of Houston. He currently splits teaching assignments between the UH campuses in Sugar Land and Victoria. He lives in mid-town Houston with wife Angela and two sons.



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