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Derek Green

Man of the House

Just before leaving forever, little Jack Morton’s father bought a small red bicycle with removable training wheels and told Jack that the man of the house needed his wheels. His father said this with tears in his eyes and pressed hard whiskers against Jack’s cheek. For this reason, the bicycle was Jack’s favorite possession even before his feet could reach the pedals. Anne, Jack’s mother, thought it was a dumb idea to give a boy an oversized bike...

Derek Green

Derek Green is the author of New World Order, a collection of twelve stories set in various locations around the globe, and linked by a fictional Haliburtonesque company. His short fiction has also appeared in literary journals and anthologies. As a journalist, he has published dozens of in-depth features on subjects ranging from trauma and transplant surgery to industrial farming and the international war on terror. He has co-written film projects for Warner Brothers and Carousel Productions and has penned several television pilots. He travels frequently as a speaker, and has delivered presentations and workshops in twenty-two countries on six continents. In addition to his work as a professional writer and speaker, he has taught writing at many elite institutions, including The University of Michigan, the Aspen Institute, and Yale University. He is currently at work on a novel about the rise of an armed Midwestern militia, and a second collection of stories.