Guardian of Deceit
About the Book
Darwin Hastings is seventeen and his dying aunt sends him from Pittsburgh to New York to a new guardian, a famous wealthy football player. He expects to recapture the love he knew with his parents before they died and become a doctor like his father. But in his new home of celebrities, crooks, untrustworthy guardian, and excessively wealthy deviants, both lust and want thwart his search for love. In his quest to become a doctor, the profit motivation of health care and deficient morality in scientific discovery make him question his dedication to medicine. A finalist in the 2012William Faulkner-William Wisdom Creative Writing Competition.
About the Author
WILLIAM H. COLES is the author of Facing Grace with Gloria and Other Stories, The Necklace and Other Stories, Story in Literary Fiction: A manual for Writers, The Guardian of Deceit, Sister Carrie, The Spirit of Want, The Surgeon’s Wife, and others. His books and stories have won thirty-six awards in the Flannery O’Connor Award for Short Fiction, The William Faulkner Creative Writing Competition, and others. He created a website for writers