R.H. Morrison’s New Novel Catches the Emotions of Growing Up

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Story of one man overcoming his environment for a better life is expertly told in ‘Guys: Growing Up’.

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Morrison hopes readers will take away “a feeling of warmth and familiarity as well as possibly a better understanding of the human dynamic.”

Poet E.E. Cummings once said, “It takes courage to grow up and become who you really are.” The strength and determination of one boy’s experience growing up illustrate cummings’ words in “Guys: Growing Up” (published by iUniverse), the new book by R.H. Morrison that TV and film actor Howard Swinson describes as “a compelling tale of young men journeying from boyhood to manhood.”

Morrison’s book is set in Canada 1944, just as World War II is starting to draw to a close. Fifteen-year-old Scotty just needs one more year, one single year, and he can leave. With an alcoholic father and the stifling atmosphere of his hometown, Scotty feels trapped and desperate to escape, but he still has a lot of growing up to do. With the help of his four best friends, Scotty must learn to navigate the adult world of jobs, unions and relationships while breaking free of the relentless grip of the past.

Scotty’s struggle with his past exemplifies Morrison’s message of the human spirit overcoming a rough environment. “What a guy becomes is dependent on his ability and attitude,” states Morrison. “What his attitude depends upon is his environment which is cultivated by the expertise or lack-there-of, of his caregivers. Environment can be overcome with awareness and effort. Scotty exemplifies that.”

Morrison hopes readers will take away “a feeling of warmth and familiarity as well as possibly a better understanding of the human dynamic.”

By R. H. Morrison
Hardcover | 5.5 x 8.5in | 218 pages | ISBN 9781475978421
Softcover | 5.5 x 8.5in | 218 pages | ISBN 9781475978407
E-Book | 218 pages | ISBN 9781475978414
Available at Amazon and Barnes & Noble

About the Author
R. H. Morrison is the author of several magazine articles and nonfiction works, including a newspaper column called “The Contrary Christian.” He raised five daughters with his wife of 60 years, Doris. More information can be found at http://www.rhmorrison.ca/.

iUniverse, an Author Solutions, Inc. self-publishing imprint, is the leading book marketing, editorial services, and supported self-publishing provider. iUniverse has a strategic alliance with Indigo Books & Music, Inc. in Canada, and titles accepted into the iUniverse Rising Star program are featured in a special collection on BarnesandNoble.com. iUniverse recognizes excellence in book publishing through the Star, Reader’s Choice, Rising Star and Editor’s Choice designations—self-publishing’s only such awards program. Headquartered in Bloomington, Indiana, iUniverse also operates offices in Indianapolis. For more information or to publish a book, please visit iuniverse.com or call 1-800-AUTHORS. For the latest, follow @iuniversebooks on Twitter.

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