Fiction. ROBERT WALKER is homeless. He awakes one morning in his box to find half his face paralyzed. In anguish, he walks to mimic normality. He also walks because walking for him is life. Eventually, in opposition to his dedication to desired anonymity, he is forced to rejoin the world. The novel follows two crucial days in his journey while he traverses Memphis, encountering the familiar, the foreign, the desolate, and the joyous.
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Corey Mesler has been published in numerous anthologies and journals, including Poetry, Gargoyle, Five Points, Good Poems American Places, and New Stories from the South. He is the author of 13 novels, 4 short story collections, 5 full-length poetry collections, and a dozen chapbooks. These include THE DIMINISHMENT OF CHARLIE CAIN (Livingston Press, 2021), MADSTONES (BlazeVOX [books], 2018), ROBERT WALKER (Livingston Press, 2016), and FOLLOWING RICHARD BRAUTIGAN (Livingston Press, 2010). His work has been praised by Ann Beattie, Peter Coyote, Greil Marcus, Hampton Sides, John Grisham, Frederick Barthelme, and others. Three of his poems were chosen by Garrison Keillor's Writer's Almanac. He also wrote the screenplays for two short films, one of which won The Memphis Film Prize. With his wife, he owns Burke's Book Store (est. 1875) in Memphis. Author City: MEMPHIS, TN USA