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Loners of one sort or another populate Ely's fiction, from a young man discharged from the marines and working as a solitary gamekeeper to a Vietnam veteran turned professor who exchanges favorable grades for sexual favors from his students. Whatever their situations, these characters all feel a deep sense of loss and alienation from the world around them.

The Vietnam War is a major contributor to these feelings. Although the war is directly portrayed only once in the collection, it figures obliquely in most of the stories. Ely explores the war from a variety of perspectives -- a sniper whose concentration has been distracted by his thoughts of women, a veteran who lives with his mother in the Mississippi Delta and continually struggles with madness, and a talk radio announcer who is visited by a war acquaintance from North Vietnam. Regardless of the situation, each character struggles to overcome the effects of the war, using sex, literature, and even tennis to reach a "calm place."

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Scott Ely is Associate Professor of English at Winthrop University in Rock Hill, South Carolina. He is the author of two novels and a short story collection, Overgrown with Love.

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"It will be a calm afternoon. It will be like when I drank and I'd take maybe my fourth or fifth drink and it was as if I stepped into a pool of pure tranquillity. . . . It won't last long, but I'm desperate. I will have it. I will reach that calm place again." This desperate need to regain peace and security pervades Scott Ely's latest collection of short fiction, "The Angel of the Garden." "It will be a calm afternoon. It will be like when I drank and I'd take maybe my fourth or fifth drink and it was as if I stepped into a pool of pure tranquillity. . . . It won't last long, but I'm desperate. I will have it. I will reach that calm place again." This desperate need to regain peace and security pervades Scott Ely's latest collection of short fiction, The Angel of the Garden. "From the primal ooze of the Mississippi canebrakes to the lush environs of the Mekong Delta, Scott Ely stakes out his own peculiar psychic terrain and nails it down hard. In The Angel of the Garden, he conjures both the mythic and the marvellous in a courageous attempt to wrest some measure of redemption from the mundane horrors of the postmodern world. These are stories to cherish with each subsequent reading." --Floyd Collins "In The Angel of the Garden, Scott Ely takes us from the ordinary to the unexpected, from the real to the imagined, from the known to the illusory in quick, sure moves."--Judith Kitchen "From the primal ooze of the Mississippi canebrakes to the lush environs of the Mekong Delta, Scott Ely stakes out his own peculiar psychic terrain and nails it down hard. In "The Angel of the Garden, " he conjures both the mythic and the marvellous in a courageous attempt to wrest some measure of redemption from the mundane horrors of the postmodern world. These are stories to cherish with each subsequent reading." Floyd Collins" "In "The Angel of the Garden, " Scott Ely takes us from the ordinary to the unexpected, from the real to the imagined, from the known to the illusory in quick, sure moves." Judith Kitchen" "It will be a calm afternoon. It will be like when I drank and I'd take maybe my fourth or fifth drink and it was as if I stepped into a pool of pure tranquillity. . . . It won't last long, but I'm desperate. I will have it. I will reach that calm place again." This desperate need to regain peace and security pervades Scott Ely's latest collection of short fiction, "The Angel of the Garden." "From the primal ooze of the Mississippi canebrakes to the lush environs of the Mekong Delta, Scott Ely stakes out his own peculiar psychic terrain and nails it down hard. In "The Angel of the Garden, " he conjures both the mythic and the marvellous in a courageous attempt to wrest some measure of redemption from the mundane horrors of the postmodern world. These are stories to cherish with each subsequent reading." --Floyd Collins

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