Ben Baganz’s debut novel, Hurrah for the Underground! (Dorrance Publishing), is the culmination of lifelong fascination with writing that explores the terrifying release of children into a wide and ever-changing world.
Papa is the successful owner of a manufacturing business in a small, decaying town, and he has a loving wife. He insists that their four beautiful daughters should practice and perform ballet in order to keep them focused and out of trouble, but his strategy conflicts with their wishes because they’re willful as they enter adulthood.
This tale about juggling the intense responsibilities of work and family, while keeping personal tragedy out of the spotlight, delivers both suspense and reality.
Baganz is a Fond du Lac native who studies secondary English at Martin Luther College in New Ulm, Minnesota.