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Author plumbs truth, memories and Ipswich

By Dan Mac Alpine

Geiger Counter - Raised by WolvesMatt Geiger remembers the shortest route to downtown Ipswich from his childhood home on Appleton Farms was the railroad tracks.

“And it was still a long walk,” Geiger, IHS Class of 1998, said.

That isolation provides the baseline for his first book, “Raised by Wolves and Other Stories,” a collection of columns and stories he’s written in his career as a journalist. Geiger calls the book “truish” and said it collectively tells a “single, coherent, narrative” about growing up, seeing the world from different places and memories from different spaces — what Geiger calls a “ personal, historic, memoir novel.”

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