Paul Brodeur was a staff writer at The New Yorker for many years. He has published two novels, a collection of short stories, and eight books of nonfiction. Most of his nonfiction work has been about occupational and environmental health hazards, such as asbestos, toxic chemicals, and radiation. His short stories have appeared in The New Yorker, The Saturday Evening Post, Playboy, Michigan Quarterly Review, American Short Fiction, The Yale Review, Ploughshares, The Sewanee Review, and other magazines. A collection of stories was published in a book entitled, Downstream (Atheneum.) A novel entitled, The Sick Fox (Atlantic, Little-Brown) received highly favorable reviews here and in Europe. Another novel, The Stunt Man (Atheneum) also received critical acclaim and was made into a film starring Peter O’Toole. Brodeur lives on Cape Cod and in the Florida Keys.