Robert H. Abel is the author of three collections of stories, and three novels. He won the Flannery O’Connor Award for Short Fiction in 1989 for Ghost Traps (published 1991, U. Georgia Press). His most recent novel is Riding a Tiger (Asia 2000, 1998). A graduate of the U. Mass MFA Program in 1974, he lives and fishes and agitates against the Bush regime in nearby Hadley, MA. His web site: www.roberthabel.com.