Mick Cochrane, a professor of English and director of creative writing at Canisius College, is a published author of short stories and four novels. His most recent, Fitz, has just been published.
In the novel, 15-year-old "Fitz" has just learned that his father, whom he's never met, who supports him but is not a part of his life, is living nearby. Fitz begins to follow him, watch him, study him, and on an otherwise ordinary May morning, he executes a plan to force his father, at gunpoint, to be with him.
Cochrane spoke with WBFO's Mike Desmond about the book.