Pulled between the disparate spheres of home life with a minister father he loves and respects, and the world of sex, drugs, and violence of his closest boyhood friends, author Stephen Haven relates his journey of self-discovery in this poignant memoir. After a fourteen-year absence from his home in Amsterdam, New York, Haven returns in the week before Easter, 2003, to the town that molded his character.A true bildungsroman, "The River Lock" traces the forging of Haven's identity from the clash of his youthful home life and the streets of his native mill town. Through memories of adolescence, Haven reveals how a growing understanding of art, culture, friendship, spirituality, family, and class melded to create a man able to live fully in two distinct worlds.
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(229mm x 152mm x 18mm)
Syracuse University Press
Publisher: Syracuse University Press
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Author Biography - Stephen Haven
Stephen Haven is director of the M.F.A program in creative writing at Ashland University, and director of the Ashland Poetry Press.