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Recycled Glass: And Other Stories
Fred McGavran

Paperback: Glass Lyre Press, 2017
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Reviewed by Anna Kasik
 
 
 
Horlach Spencer, a greedy financial adviser, shows up three times throughout Fred McGavran’s short story collection, Recycled Glass and Other Stories. When we first meet this character, in “Larson Bennett and the Flight into Egypt,” he has set up a laptop outside the room of a dying man, Larson Bennett. Spencer is showing Bennett’s family how their inheritance will be affected depending on whether Bennett dies before or after the first of the year. The death tax expires on the first, so if Bennett lives until then, his family will save millions of dollars in taxes—and Spencer will earn thousands of dollars from his one percent management fee.

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