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Nixon In Space Rob McCleary

Nixon In Space

Rob McCleary

Published July 3rd 2013
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Kindle Edition
17 pages
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In the annals of baseball, statistics-freaks love talking about the players who came up from the minors and got a single hit, or two, then retired with a batting average of a thousand, writes Jonathan Lethem, acclaimed writer and guest editor, inMoreIn the annals of baseball, statistics-freaks love talking about the players who came up from the minors and got a single hit, or two, then retired with a batting average of a thousand, writes Jonathan Lethem, acclaimed writer and guest editor, in his introduction to this issue of Recommended Reading. Well, I was once party to the writing equivalent—mystery-man Rob McCleary, who offered up one perfect fluttering knuckleball of a short story, “Nixon in Space,” then seemingly evaporated...If you wrote “Nixon In Space” or its equivalent fifty times you‘d be George Saunders or Donald Barthelme. Do it just once and you’re Rob McCleary, I guess.Nixon in Space revisits a time when the world was consumed by the space race, and everyone, including recently disgraced Richard Nixon, dreamed of going to the moon.