The Road Less Taken, by Theodore Jerome Cohen

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  • E-book ASIN: B01AUR8YFK
  • Paperback ISBN: : 9781517161897

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The Road Less Taken
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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
Honorable Mention!
Glimmer Train Magazine
September 2015
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