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Baker Lawley

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Its the beginning of the school year, and the University is tearing down establishments all around the Faux Pas Lounge.The regulars at the lounge, who pronounce it Fox Pass, are a band of characters--a newspaper columnist, a plumber, a failedMoreIts the beginning of the school year, and the University is tearing down establishments all around the Faux Pas Lounge.The regulars at the lounge, who pronounce it Fox Pass, are a band of characters--a newspaper columnist, a plumber, a failed painter who begins painting a mural in exchange for a bar tab. They can only watch the gentrification and celebrate their weirdness, until they must face the possible demise of their beloved watering hole.Meanwhile, Marty, a maintenance worker on the Universitys painting crew, tries to get together with Dr. Oki Fujita, a foul-mouthed regular who teaches in the Chemistry Department.For fans of Flannery OConnor, Larry Brown, and Carl Hiaasen, Regulars is a raucous tale of a band of friends caught up in of town-and-gown trouble. Can art and permanence and originality survive the heavy hand of the University? Can a working man and a Ph.D. make it work?Regulars was originally published in the acclaimed literary journal Eleven Eleven.This short story is 7,125 words long, or 29 book pages.