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Miami University Press Novella Contest

Posted by bgsuenglish on February 24, 2015

A novella by Lawrence Coates, “Camp Olvido,” has won the 2015 Miami University Press Novella Contest.

http://www.orgs.miamioh.edu/mupress/novella/

The novella will be available late this year.

CAMP OLVIDO

by Lawrence Coates

In the California heartland in 1932, at a migrant labor camp whose very name means forgotten, a child’s sudden illness leads to tensions between workers wishing to break camp and the land barons enforcing their contracts. Into this dispute Esteban Alas—contrabandista and self-styled businessman—is reluctantly drawn as a mediator, until an act of violence forces him into a more tragic role.

Camp Olvido was chosen by the contest’s judge Joseph Bates from among 84 manuscripts submitted this year.

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