Today is the first anniversary of the passing of Don Bodey. Here at Modern History Press, we are still working to convey the words of Don to a new generation of readers. The Don Bodey reader Deal Me Out and Other Stories is still a work in progress. Nevertheless, we continue to release stories via the U.P. Reader. This year’s U.P. Reader Issue #5 featured two stories from Don Bodey:
- “Deal Me Out”
- “How to Hunt Fox Squirrels”
You should also know that Don’s Master’s thesis An Infield Out from the University of Oregon has been released into the Public Domain. It was one of Don’s wishes in Fall 2019 that we pursue this since his only remaining copy of the thesis had perished in the infamous fire which devoured all of his letters, photos, negatives, and ephemera from his tour in Viet Nam. While there are no plans for a re-relase of An Infield Out in print, we are featuring four chapters of the book personally selected by Don Bodey to appear in Deal Me Out and Other Stories.