Jake Hickson

Author, Ron Savage

Ron Savage is the author of 12 novels, two volumes of short stories, and has published more than 125 stories worldwide. He is the recipient of the Editor’s Circle Award in Best New Writing and was nominated for the Pushcart Prize. He’s also a member of PEN America. Ron received his BA, MA, and doctorate at The College of William and Mary. He’s also worked as a psychologist for close to 30 years. Some of his publications can be found in Film Comment, the North American Review, Shenandoah, The Baltimore Review and the Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction.


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"Bullets, Booze and Bastards"

The Doll Harvest

by Ron Savage,

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Thirteen years have passed since Reverend Dutch Harnell’s lifelong battle with depression took a darker plunge. Following the deaths of his wife and seven-year-old son in a school shooting, Dutch retreated from everyone. Now his twenty-six-year-old daughter Nettie is missing – his only child, the one who’d been spared. A friend of his daughter’s says he saw two men take her on the steps of her town house and shove her into the back of an old green and brown station wagon. Time for Dutch to get himself together and back into the world. Years earlier, he’d met a Vietnamese archaeologist Phan Sinh Bao in Paris. Pham wore a heart-shaped tattoo, the symbol of men and women who protest violence through self-immolation. However, Phan didn’t tell Dutch about his other businesses – one of these is the selling of firearms and the other is the selling of body parts – what the doctor calls his Shoot and Repair business. Dutch’s daughter has been kidnapped by the Wachoski twins, Carl and Vernon. They’re in the organ donor business and work for Phan. They are holding Nettie in their basement while they gather a list of organ receivers. However, a young Indian graduate student, Kapil Talpur, saw her being kidnapped that night. He found Reverend Harnell and told him about it. Together, the reverend and Talpur put together a plan to rescue Nettie. The outcome will realign relationships in a violent way.

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