For the Sake of Soul
By Frederick K. Foote, Jr.
Frederick Foote s stories chart the geography of the African-American experience of his generation, tracing the uprootedness of the Black migration and the groundedness of characters who stake their claims. His protagonists are buffeted by the currents of Jim Crow, war, and discrimination, but these men and women retain their personhood--and amazingly, thankfully, their sense of humor. These are stories of powerful men and women, sexual appetites, the edge of violence, and the cool control of brinkmanship. We can trace the roots of these human drives back into the mythic pasts of the characters and pull the thread through to our contemporary moment.
Frederick K. Foote, Jr. was born in Sacramento, California and educated in Vienna, Virginia, and northern California. He started writing short stories and poetry in 2013. Since 2014 Frederick has published over a hundred stories and poems including literary, science fiction, fables, and horror genres. Frederick has published two short story collections: “For the Sake of Soul” (2015) and “Crossroads Encounters” (2016).