In his working life, Seth Harwood has been a commodities floor trading clerk, bartender, creative writing instructor, English teacher, journalist, and rare book cataloguer. He holds an MFA from the Iowa Writers’ Workshop, and his first novel, Jack Wakes Up, garnered major media attention after winning a large following as a serialized free audiobook podcast. He lives and teaches in San Francisco.
An author with longstanding popular podcast brings a side character to the forefront in this Boston-set book about drug life.
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Young Junius based on 0 ratings. 6 reviews.
Harwood lifts the lid off a public housing project in Cambridge, Boston, exploring the pressure cooker environment that forces young black men into a life of drugs and violence in a 36-hours-in-the-life story of young Junius Posey. It's an impressive plate-spinning act of multiple voices and points of view, all leading to a dramatic crescendo where everything and everyone in the story come together. From Junius and his friend Elf to Junius' stouthearted mother and drunkard father to bent cops to gang leaders to crack fiends, he jams the story full of well-crafted characters and makes us believe in and empathize with them as individuals. Strong recommendation.
This tale, set in 80's Boston captures the time and the place exceptionally well. It is the story of a young man's quest to avenge his brother's murder. He has to grow up quickly and act twice as fast to evade the pitfalls of finding a man at the top of the crack slinging criminal organization. It is gritty and so real you can taste the gun smoke!
This a great novel and a great mid 80's Boston period piece. Young Junius is another great addition to the Jack Palms series but unlike JP 1, 2, and 3 this is less action film, and more of a character driven drama. It's well worth you time, and if you're not convinced check out the free pdf at sethharwood dot com and I know you'll be hooked.