UNCG Author/Contributor (non-UNCG co-authors, if there are any, appear on document)
George Walter Jarecke (Creator)
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
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Fred Chappell

Abstract: The purpose of these three pieces is to show the problems of youth coming to basic decisions about life. As the title indicates, these basic decisions are not come to without great hesitation and painful thought. The pieces are arranged chronologically; the main character of the first is a high school senior, of the second a college freshman, and of the third a young woman two years out of college. In "Wasted Decisions", a young man must choose between obeying the wishes of his father, which are for him to quit baseball and to go to college, and his own professional baseball aspirations. In this short story it is shown that even great deliberation over a decision can go to waste in an emotional situation. In the first chapter of a novel in progress, Beaches Last Forever, a young man must decide whether to adhere to old traditions which are strange to him, or to remain an outcast throughout his college life.

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Language: English
Date: 1976

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