Primetime - A Novel

Primetime - A Novel

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by Brian Harrison
     
 

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Primetime: A Novel
Primetime explores the idea of celebrity through the viewpoint of a grocery manager in a small Midwestern town. Sam explores the meaning of celebrity after he is the lone survivor of a rare drive by shooting in his hometown Waukaponeda. He describes employees, customers and conversations he has in order to finally come to an understand and

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Primetime: A Novel
Primetime explores the idea of celebrity through the viewpoint of a grocery manager in a small Midwestern town. Sam explores the meaning of celebrity after he is the lone survivor of a rare drive by shooting in his hometown Waukaponeda. He describes employees, customers and conversations he has in order to finally come to an understand and an acceptance of what celebrity and fame means, at least in a small town.

Primetime is the story of fame and celebrity not on a national worldwide scale but what its like in a small town and Sam trying to reconcile that being the lone survivor of a drive-by shooting, which gives him his own odd fame, coupled with his position at work, he struggles not only with survivors guilt but the "what now."

While inspired by true events and actual people, fame is still an incredibly curious thing. It means different things to different people in different places around the world. Fame is not the same in New York and Los Angeles as it is in Dowagiac, Michigan or South Bend, Indiana.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781463727475
Publisher:
CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date:
09/29/2015
Pages:
430
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.87(d)

Meet the Author

Working at a grocery store for over 12 years now, working every position there and becoming one of the managers of a corporate chain store, I have seen and heard it all in the retail/service world. I had to get those stories, thoughts, feelings, and ways to escape out of my head. I had to write not out of compulsion but out of a love of writing.

I grew up in a small town in Southwestern Michigan (coincidentally a town that no one that visits knows how to pronounce correctly), originally attending school to become a music therapist but the tapping of the keyboard was more addicting and found myself attending Andrews University in Berrien Springs, MI.

I play the drums, I love wearing ties, and I will eat all your Oreo's.

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Primetime - A Novel 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Truly an amazing piece of work. At some point in time, I think that we can all relate to a part of Sam's story, especially those who live in a small town. The author uses so many details and different characters, puts so much emotion into each chapter, and shows an extreme depth in thinking. For me, it wasn't possible to put it down before finishing it.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
hilariously dark, touchingly sad, and yet hopeful delightful and actually made me look at my grocery clerk in a new light. As a customer even I can relate to much of what happens with Sam Gyle, a grocery clerk that survives a drive by-shooting. Definitely will reccommend to my other stay-at-home mom friends!