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Peter Walpole

Peter Walpole has worked as a letter carrier for the US Postal Service for the past twenty years. He is a past contributor to the VQR as a book reviewer. He wrote and performed several essays on National Public Radio, and is the author of The Healer of Harrow Point (Hampton Roads, 2000). He lives in Charlottesville, Virginia, with his wife and their young son.


Representing Doris

At some point in her late sixties, no one remembered exactly when, Doris Moat began to water her driveway. You would see her on any given day around midmorning, a small, silver-haired woman standing in a sweater and slacks and house slippers, absen [...]