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  For thirty-two years, during which he watched with growing perplexity and horror the ways of the world and the dull gropings of men reaching for love and security, Randolph Helgar had told himself that there was a simple answer to all of it—somehow it was possible to get a hand-hold on life, to hold it close and cherish it without fear. »
by Terry Carr
  Illustration by Paul Lombardi