The Leg and Other Stories

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About the author:
David J. Keffer was born in Kansas City, Missouri. He pursued a technical education earning a B.S. in Chemical Engineering from the University of Florida and a Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering from the University of Minnesota. After a year as a post-doctoral scholar at the U.S. Naval Research Laboratory in Washington, D.C., he began his career as an engineering professor at the University of Tennessee in Knoxville, where he remains today, leading a computational research group interested in materials relevant to the pursuit of sustainable energy. He has published about 100 technical papers in archival journals. He was awarded a Fulbright Grant and spent a year (2010-11) at Yonsei University in Seoul, Korea.

Outside of engineering, David Keffer studied world literature and creative writing. He has published critical articles on the works of Primo Levi and Kobo Abé in the Scriptorium of The Modern Word site. He created various reading aids to several classical Chinese novels. Over the past two decades, David Keffer has been active writing novels, poetry and stories. Several novels and illustrated stories are available in paperback and ebook form from the Poison Pie Publishing House.

Beginning in 2012, David Keffer began teaching a course on the subject of non-idiomatic improvisational music, of which he is a devoted listener and a topic which has led him on an investigation of a literature of non-idiomatic improvisation.

David Keffer lives in Knoxville, Tennessee with his wife, Lynn, and two children. As a family, they enjoy hiking through the local mountains and are always on the look out for poison pie and other ambivalent mushrooms that dot the landscape.

The Leg and Other Stories

Authored by David J Keffer
Edition: First

"The Leg & Other Stories" collects thirteen stories by David J. Keffer, dating from 1991 to 2013. From the title piece to "Brain vs Mouth & Co., an interview in twenty-five parts", the reader is presented with stories through which the author tried to make sense of the world, as it was presented to him, and to formulate an appropriate response to it. That someone should attempt again and again over the course of decades to answer the same question in what appears to be unrelated ways is a clear indication of the author's inability to escape the question and his equal failure to provide a satisfactory answer.

Publication Date:
1517719402 / 9781517719401
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Binding Type:
US Trade Paper
Trim Size:
6" x 9"
Black and White
Related Categories:
Fiction / Literary

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