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 is excited and afraid; he wants 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, untrustworthiness, and excessively wealthy deviants, lust and want thwart his search for selfless caring love, and in his quest to become a doctor, he discovers the altruism of health care and scientific discovery riddled with profit motivation and deficient moral standards. A finalist in the 2012 William Faulkner-William Wisdom Creative Writing Competition.
About the Author
William H. Coles is an award-winning author of Facing Grace with Gloria and Other Stories (Finalist in the 2010 Flannery O’Connor Award for Short Fiction), The Surgeon’s Wife (Finalist in the William Faulkner Creative Writing Competition 2010), The Necklace and Other Stories, The Spirit of Want, The Short Fiction of William H. Coles 2001-2011, and the popular book about literary writing, Story in Literary Fiction: a Manual for Writers. He is the creator of the website, storyinliteraryfiction.com, dedicated to providing resources for literary fiction writers. He lives in Salt Lake City, Utah.