Young Junius by Seth Harwood

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Fourteen-year-old Junius Posey pushes weed for a small-time neighborhood dealer--a low rung on the ladder of the gangster life surrounding him. But when his older brother is shot dead, Junius grips a gun for the first time and starts climbing. 
Flanked by his best friend, Junius sets his sights on the Rindge Towers, a low-income high-rise looming over the cold streets of Cambridge, Massachusetts--and lorded over by rival drug kingpins. When one of the Towers' men draws down on him, Junius is forced to rack up his first kill--and face the hell that breaks loose. 
Now, with a vicious, crack-addicted enforcer bent on paying Junius back in lead, even his mother thinks his best play is to skip town and lie low...maybe forever.

About Seth Harwood

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Seth Harwood grew up in the Boston area, graduated from the Iowa Writers' Workshop in 2002 and currently lives in Berkeley, CA with his wife Joelle and their dog. He teaches writing and literature at Stanford University and the City College of San Francisco.In 2005, about a month after getting married, Seth and Joelle landed in San Francisco, where he started writing Jack Wakes Up. After almost 9 months of working on the novel, he decided he was ready to podcast it. In July 2006, the Jack Palms Crime Podcast Series was born. As JACK WAKES UP was followed by A LONG WAY FROM DISNEY, JACK PALMS II: THIS IS LIFE, and JACK PALMS 3: CZECHMATE, his podcast audience grew into a sizeable world-wide following, as covered by the San Francisco Chronicle here.When Breakneck Books published JACK WAKES UP in March 2008, Seth's online audience (the Palms Daddies and Palms Mommas) jumped all over and bought enough copies to raise the book to #1 in Crime/Mystery and #45 overall in books.JACK WAKES UP was subsequently purchased by THREE RIVERS PRESS (Random House) and will be re-released on May 5th 2009--Cinco de Harwood. It has already received rave reviews from Publisher's Weekly, Michael Connelly, and will soon be featured in the New York Times Book Review. Seth's other jobs have included commodities floor trading clerk, bartender, copy-editor for Avon Products, rare book cataloguer, librarian, English teacher, and freelance journalist.His stories have been published in Post Road, Ecotone, Inkwell, Sojourn: A Journal of the Arts, and The Red Rock Review, among others, as well as in the online journals Storyglossia and His story ?White” was nominated for a Pushcart prize.
Published February 19, 2013 by Thomas & Mercer. 380 pages
Genres: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Literature & Fiction, Crime. Fiction

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