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Mourning Mother: Gail Ponds-Posey - Seth Harwood (excerpt from YOUNG JUNIUS)

Mourning Mother: Gail Ponds-Posey - Seth Harwood (excerpt from YOUNG JUNIUS)

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Chapter 10 of YOUNG JUNIUS - in which we meet Junius's mourning mother, Gail Ponds-Posey. More info at http://sethharwood.com Young Junius is available now from Tyrus Books wherever books are sold.

In 1987, fourteen-year-old Junius Posey sets out on the cold Cambridge (Mass.) streets to find his brother’s killer in a cluster of low-income housing towers—prime drug-dealing territory. After committing a murder to protect his friend, he finds himself without protection from retribution. His mother gives him fifty dollars and instructions to run, but Junius refuses to live a life in hiding. Instead, shocked by the violence he’s created and determined to see its consequences, he returns to the towers to complete his original mission.

"Harwood’s cutaway view of a single bloody day in a housing project is an impressive feat . . . Harwood’s empathy runs deeply indeed." -- Booklist on YOUNG JUNIUS

"Searing . . . a vicious black comedy of murderous errors. Harwood pulls no punches." -- Publishers Weekly on Seth Harwood's Young Junius
Chapter 10 of YOUNG JUNIUS - in which we meet Junius's mourning mother, Gail Ponds-Posey. More info at http://sethharwood.com Young Junius is available now from Tyrus Books wherever books are sold.

In 1987, fourteen-year-old Junius Posey sets out on the cold Cambridge (Mass.) streets to find his brother’s killer in a cluster of low-income housing towers—prime drug-dealing territory. After committing a murder to protect his friend, he finds himself without protection from retribution. His mother gives him fifty dollars and instructions to run, but Junius refuses to live a life in hiding. Instead, shocked by the violence he’s created and determined to see its consequences, he returns to the towers to complete his original mission.

"Harwood’s cutaway view of a single bloody day in a housing project is an impressive feat . . . Harwood’s empathy runs deeply indeed." -- Booklist on YOUNG JUNIUS

"Searing . . . a vicious black comedy of murderous errors. Harwood pulls no punches." -- Publishers Weekly on Seth Harwood's Young Junius

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Published by: Seth Harwood on Nov 09, 2010
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SETH HARWOOD
 YOUNG JUNIUS
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10
Gail Ponds-Posey sat
on the couch in the dark when the knockingstarted. It seemed strange to her that someone would knock, but withthis old house the bell couldn’t always be trusted.She sighed.Less than twenty minutes ago, the last of her mourners had left.These were the other women from the neighborhood who caredenough and knew how she felt. It seemed there were too many of them—women like her, in their forties,already dealing with too muchloss. She knew those her age who were grandmothers raising grand-kids in place of sons or daughters who’d gone off, not ready for the re-sponsibility, or come up dead.Now she’d lost one of her own boys in addition to her husband,a man not so unlike these kids today. He’d never been ready to raisea child, let alone
two
boys. Aldo had steadily drunk himself furtherand further into a stupor, lost too many jobs to keep track of. Finally she asked him to leave. Two boys was enough of a burden; a third,grown and old enough to know better, just couldn’t be abided. And so she did what she had to: joined the other women in beingalone in this world with her children. Whether the fathers had gone
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Thanks Hyla and Ali!! Yes, YOUNG JUNIUS is now out, available everywhere books are sold. More info at http://sethharwood.com/junius
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YOUNG JUNIUS RELEASE DAY 2 - "She cursed the sound of her ex-husband's voice. He almost sounded sober, a detail she knew couldn't mean anything good."
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So looking forward for the book to come out, Seth! So much of her life flashing before her eyes as she heads toward the knocking at the door.........
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Heard Seth Harwood read this from his new book YOUNG JUNIUS. Blown away by writing & insight into widow/mother torment.
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