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Swim or Sink

Joseph Earl Thomas grew up in a cruel, volatile home, under threat and constantly hungry. Also bullied at school, he felt weak and powerless -- a misfit everywhere he went. Thomas found his salvation in geek culture, in fantasy and virtual worlds. His growth and freedom took root when he became a Pokemon master.

Joseph Earl Thomas

Joseph Earl Thomas is a writer from Frankford whose work has appeared or is forthcoming in VQR, N+1, Gulf Coast, The Offing, and The Kenyon Review. He has a Master of Fine Arts in Prose from The University of Notre Dame and is a doctoral candidate in English at the University of Pennsylvania....

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A Memoir
Joseph Earl Thomas
Memoir / Essays / Creative Nonfiction
Grand Central Publishing
January 2023
ISBN 9781538706176
256 pages