A Long Way from Disney - Part I
By Seth Harwood
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It's the 1980s in Boston: the Celtics are rolling, the Patriots got crushed by the Bears, and the Sox are the Sox. Adam Berkman is learning how far from the warm feelings and epiphanies of Disney Americana his life can be when his parents get a divorce and he has to change schools almost every year. In this collection of linked stories, Seth Harwood takes you on a tour of Boston and its suburbs as he brings you more of the strong, clear writing you found in Jack Wakes Up. In these stories you'll find frog murderers, slow dancers, lessons on basketball, fighting and how to defend your mother, as well as candy flippers, wiggers and portfolio managers, loves turning every direction imaginable -- maybe even good...
||CleanWhen They Were Calling You in for Dinner||We meet Adam Berkman at age 6, on vacation on Cape Cod.||2/28/2007||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanA Long Way from Disney||Werner Ehrhardt, EST, and a family traveling through Western Mass. on the way to Rochester, NY. Just a regular family, sorting things out.||3/1/2007||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanWhat Happened to Everything||Just another day of summer heat in Boston, except on this day Rachel pees on the floor of McDonald's, Adam misses the Top Five, and...||3/11/2007||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanRebuilding Men||It's the 6th grade slow-dancing party!! What could be more exciting and erotic than that? (For an 11-year-old boy?)||3/18/2007||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanWhite||They called me wigger and one time this old bag bitch told me, "Keep running with the monkeys and you'll end up back in the jungle with that black girl, swinging from a vine."||4/19/2007||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanDon Flamenco's Finest Round||More with Adam and Dub. The long hot summer continues...||4/19/2007||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThis One Thing||Adam comes back from college and finds some things have changed... and that some things haven't.||4/19/2007||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanHelping Hands||Adam and Amy go for a walk in the park, which is great except for what's happening with Adam and Sarah. (Or Amy and Bill.)||4/19/2007||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanResponsibility||Adam's mother has a new friend, Vaughn. Adam and Vaughn don't quite get along.||4/29/2007||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanNilsa||Post college, Adam's living scared in the city, taking everything he can from every moment, listening to drum and bass, digging his own hole.||4/29/2007||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanOne of Her Good Nights||Elizabeth Richard has been having a hard time dealing with her husband's Parkinson's Disease, but she's doing her best. Tonight they get a visit from a neighbor who brings a new perspective.||6/3/2007||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanToo Early||Adam has been waking up in the middle of the night too often. Now, with Corinne, he has someone to tell his stories.||6/3/2007||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanMichigan and Cherry Tree||Two-for-one on this Mother's Day special. Michigan finds Adam in with his grandmother, and Cherry Tree shows him finding a new sympathy for his mother.||6/3/2007||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanHuesca||Adam and Corinne tour Spain together, driving across the dry, hot plains. Ready for some European driving?||6/9/2007||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanWalden||Adam's relationship with Corinne comes to an end. How do you ever really know it's time to break up with someone you love?||6/14/2007||Free||View in iTunes|
Learn more about yourself by listening
Listening to A Long Way from Disney gives you insight into yourself by looking at someone else through their eyes. Seth Harwood's writing about life is very close to the bone. You will enjoy these short stories.
Not a long way from perfect!
Seth Harwood spills his guts in these short stories of Americana. You find yourself growing up with Adam, a young man from divorced parents with difficult and touching paths in his life. You are with him when his parents marriage falls apart, when he gets his first kiss, on vacation in Spain and much more along the way. Seth Harwoods Jack Palms novels are gritty and nasty, where these short stories are touching and thought provoking. Thanks you for these Seth!
Americana at its finest...
The adventures of Adam bring me back to my childhood. An entertaining entwinement of short stories.