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(as Dallas Mayr)
Hide and Seek. New York: Ballantine, 1984. [novel]
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[re his novel "The Lost"] Everyone in the book is lost to some degree. Even the poor cat. But when I conceived it, I was thinking about those kids in that ear who fell between the cracks, who neither went to war nor to college, and what an open, empty world was left to them. That, and how lost the entire era was. And again, you're right: loss is the entire theme. Nobody wins in this book. Even ...
He is the only child of Dallas William Mayr (1908-1997) and Evelyn Fahner Mayr (1915-1987), both of German immigrant stock and both of whom worked for the war effort during World War II. His mother served as an accountant and office manager; his father was an infantryman in artillery, firing bombs across the Rhine River in Europe.