Tom Fleming

This Pointless Life

Home Land

By Sam Lipsyte

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SINCE HE LEFT high school, Lewis Miner, class of ’89, has seen his fellow alumni go on to become notable members of society. He, though, considers himself lucky when he gets work doing menial research for a cola company. When Principal Fontana sends him the Eastern Valley High School Alumni Newsletter, Catamount Notes, Lewis is stirred into writing his own updates, of which Home Land is composed; his is an anti-fable, the confessions of a dangerous mind and a feckless body, the story of a man who did not pan out.

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