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The Road Less Taken
Theodore Jerome Cohen's first serious attempt to write a short story for publication was in 1962
while he was working in Antarctica. The story he penned—about a man killed by a pod of orcas—was
The short story "Unforgiven"
included in this book won
Glimmer Train Magazine
Family Matters Competition*
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of Glimmer Train Press, Inc.
lost during his return to the United States. It wasn't until 2009, when he resurrected the tale
and incorporated it in his post-modern novel, Frozen in Time, Murder at the Bottom of the World,
that the horror of the episode, which was based on a real encounter by three Chilean Army
enlisted men with a pod of orcas, appeared in print. Time did not dim the horror of what
happened at sea that day! Now, this story and others—unusual stories about Ted's life as a
violinist, about a woman who seeks the help of a fortune teller to divine the future of her
daughter, and about a university professor obsessed with the making of coffee—are vividly
brought to life in the collection of short stories found in this book.
Praise for Theodore Jerome Cohen's Writing Style:
"Brilliant! Above all, Cohen is a masterful storyteller."
~ Mark Mitchell, former editorial page writer for
The Wall Street Journal
"Cohen is a writing virtuoso!"
~ Gary Sorkin for Pacific Book Review
"A fresh voice in literary journalism."
~ Richard Blake for Readers Views
"Great entertainment . . . sure to delight."
~ Lee Ashcroft for Readers’ Favorite
"Stands out from the crowd."
~ Krista Schnee for Hollywood Book Review
"The subtlety of Theodore Jerome Cohen’s writing lies in his ability to create a fascinating story within the folds of what appears to be another mundane story about everyday life, but which turns out to be just as fascinating as the first."
~ Joel R. Dennstedt for Readers’ Favorite