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A coming of age story about surviving divorce, dislocation, dysfunction and distance.
A coming of age story about surviving divorce, dislocation, dysfunction and distance.
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When Father and Mother, a highflying young American lawyer and his party-hard bride, fall prey to the self-destructive lure of alcohol and sexual liberation, Will and his sisters pay the price in divorce and kidnappings that take them back and forth between the rain forest hideaways of coastal Latin America and the placid suburbs of Long Island. Will identifies with the oppressed workers laboring in his father’s fast food restaurant and longs for American freedom. Father remarries the daughter of a local aristocrat, and Will is sent off to the hothouse world of a New England boarding school. 

Swimming in a sea of Fair Isle sweaters and LL Bean boots, Will discovers a core of resilience in himself that allows him to survive, thrive, and ultimately embrace the flawed and varied worlds he inhabits. Will reconnects with Mother, sinking into a New York City world of Irish bars and one night stands he cannot save her from. With a little help from friends, and a high school Shakespeare class taught by the school's closeted gay athletic trainer, Will begins to see the possibility of finding his true path. Latitudes charts the birth pangs of a quest for self and soul --  from a tropical childhood to a coming of age on the road. 

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That's the story, it's my story and it needs to find some readers. I have self-published two novels and some short stories. You can see them here and get an idea of my writing style.  

The manuscript for LATITUDES is written and ready to roll out. The reason I need help is I want to give this book a chance of actually reaching a public as an ebook,  and making a difference in someone's life. The good news is the cultural revolution underway on the Internet, which you are familiar with if you are reading this, means it has a chance to do so with a little help from some friends. The bad news is it takes money to hire an editor, get a well-designed book cover, make a video trailer and generally get the word out. 

Be part of this team and lend a hand in the birth of a good book. Become a Donor, a Subscriber, win a place on the Wall of Fame, or get a permanent link for the website of your choice in the actual book. 

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