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The Deal (A short story from The Atlantic) Vanessa Hua

The Deal (A short story from The Atlantic)

Vanessa Hua

Published May 31st 2012
Kindle Edition
16 pages
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Available exclusively on Kindle, The Deal tells the story of Pastor David, an eager would-be missionary who has brought a team of volunteers from his California congregation to Kenya, to dig wells and introduce the word of God. He has told no-one, however, that this trip is significantly under-funded and that his church back home is on the verge of bankruptcy. With the faith of his followers—and perhaps even their lives—on the line, David glimpses a dire future: He is going to lose everything for his sins. An empty church, an empty apartment, an empty life beckons. Unless, he can strike a deal.Vanessa Hua is an award-winning journalist who has reported from China, South Korea, and Burma, and has written for the San Francisco Chronicle, Newsweek, and the New York Times, among other publications. She is winner of the 2008 Atlantic Monthly student fiction prize, and her work has been published or is forthcoming in American Literary Review, Hopkins Review, River Styx, and elsewhere. She is a graduate of Stanford University and the MFA program at the University of California, Riverside