Peter Levine, "The Appearance of a Hero"

Three well-off, fratty tennis players aim their frustration at losing their fourth at his replacement.

(from The Missouri Review, Winter 2005)

Stylish and smart. I’m not sure what the points were all adding up to, but it’s a swift and exciting story to read. Levine captures misdirected anger well — and it almost justifies the worldview of its hotheaded narrator. Well, more like it make it reasonable that people think that way.

‘s a link to the Missouri Review.

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