The Defense

The Defense fiction urner had been thinking for the many months of his recovery about visiting Brian up in Jackson Hole when he was well enough to travel again, but then, just a day before he planned to go--he was actually mapping out his route in the too-large and too-empty house on Maxwell Avenue--he got a call from his little sister, Maggie, in Columbus. She had news. And a request. Turner and Maggie talked by phone at least once a month, had somehow remained close through many years and much distance and, in the end, very different lives. And so it was a surprise to discover that she'd been keeping this from him. 54 Jerry Gabriel Photo by David Nuti While he'd been on his sabbatical, she said--he knew she couldn't bring herself to say "dealing with your cancer" or "in treatment" or even just "sick"--she'd made a decision to finish her PhD. For fifteen years, her dissertation, on limb regeneration in starfish, the product of three and a half years' hard work and countless trips to the Sea of Cortez, had sat on some hard drive, mostly complete, he guessed--possibly entirely complete; it had been a taboo topic after http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png The Missouri Review University of Missouri

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fiction urner had been thinking for the many months of his recovery about visiting Brian up in Jackson Hole when he was well enough to travel again, but then, just a day before he planned to go--he was actually mapping out his route in the too-large and too-empty house on Maxwell Avenue--he got a call from his little sister, Maggie, in Columbus. She had news. And a request. Turner and Maggie talked by phone at least once a month, had somehow remained close through many years and much distance and, in the end, very different lives. And so it was a surprise to discover that she'd been keeping this from him. 54 Jerry Gabriel Photo by David Nuti While he'd been on his sabbatical, she said--he knew she couldn't bring herself to say "dealing with your cancer" or "in treatment" or even just "sick"--she'd made a decision to finish her PhD. For fifteen years, her dissertation, on limb regeneration in starfish, the product of three and a half years' hard work and countless trips to the Sea of Cortez, had sat on some hard drive, mostly complete, he guessed--possibly entirely complete; it had been a taboo topic after

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The Missouri ReviewUniversity of Missouri

Published: May 1, 2013

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