- Title: 50 States
- Author: Richard R. Becker
- Genre: Short Stories, Anthologies, Literary Fiction, Mystery, Thriller,
Suspense, Psychological, Literature, Fiction
- Length: 356 pages
- Publisher: Copywrite, Ink.
- Publication Date: July 21, 2021
50 States by Richard R. Becker, Book Trailer
50 States – Synopsis
An Idaho farmer who aches for absolution after a tragedy is given one more chance at redemption. Two runaways cross paths in a Tennessee bus station with only one ticket between them. A family sees looters racing toward their home as they escape an Oregon wildfire. A young couple takes a reckless turn off a state highway in Utah and find themselves in a nightmarish government biohazard area.
These and 46 more shorts make up an anthology that will surprise readers with each new thought-provoking story as they skip across different genres, moods, and states of mind. Together, they provide a character-driven sampling of the American experience over the last 60 years — the kind and the cruel, the heroic and criminal — in unpredictable and exciting ways.
50 States is a debut collection of short stories that captures the human condition and how perception shapes destiny. The book spans several literary genres with each short story set in a different state across America.
Richard R. Becker is an award-winning American writer. His debut collection of experimental and speculative fiction began as a project to write one story a week for 50 weeks.
As a journalist, Richard has written hundreds of magazine and newspaper articles, with his byline appearing in the Denver Post, Los Angeles Times, and publications for Simon & Schuster and Paramount Communications. He also scripted a documentary produced with PBS and contributed to five books, including “Beyond Generation X: A Practical Guide for Managers” and the American Ambulance Association’s “Public Relations Handbook.”
He is also president of Copywrite, Ink. and, for 20 years, Richard taught as an instructor at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. He is married and has two children.