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By Peter Makuck

Allegiance and Betrayal" is constituted of a dozen brief tales, all facing kinfolk in a single manner or one other. The tales are set in New England and the South, together with particular destinations comparable to Connecticut and coastal North Carolina. Makuck writes approximately an offshore fishing journey to settle outdated ratings, a scuba diving adventure that rescues a friendship, a kinfolk reunion that turns grotesque with regards to faith, a widower attempting to continue to exist, and a home painter researching a necessity to house power anger, among others. Makuck examines the conflicts of human nature, and the universality and importance of familial relationships. His tales discover cultural and mental distances among humans, distances that stay current regardless of society’s technologically-fused makes an attempt at remaining those gaps.

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