Give me shelter
Awarded Literary Titan Gold Medal (2022)
Give Me Shelter by David B. Seaburn is a beautiful story about human connection and condition… Seaburn’s character development was outstanding… What I particularly liked about it was that it was such a humorous story told in such a turbulent time…Give Me Shelter is a well-written coming-of-age story that will have readers of family life fiction turning the pages to see what happens to all the memorable characters. This is one of those books that will leave the reader thinking about the characters after the book is finished, remembering things they have done or said, just like an old friend. Literary Titan
Available in: Paperback
About the Book
The dual challenges of the 1962 Cuban missile crisis that threatens the world and the unexplained loss of two parents that threatens a family are the driving forces behind the lives of two boys and their grandfather.
Willie, Denny and their grandfather, Pop, have lived together for nine years, ever since the boys’ parents died in an accident that remains a mystery to the boys. Denny reluctantly leaves for college, while Willie enters sixth grade, fearful of the menacing missile crisis and curious about his parents’ fate.
Willie’s best friends are Lucy and Preston. Lucy wonders about the ‘man in the suit’ who seems to be everywhere she goes. Her mom, Trish, grapples with unemployment. Preston is burdened by the trauma his father experiences from involvement in two wars. Denny meets his first ever girlfriend at college, Lucy, who has one leg that’s shorter than the other. Good neighbor, Robert is building a bomb shelter in the back year. Muriel, his mother is a shoot-from-the-hip older adult with dementia.
Over time, the connections between them create the shelter they need for their common journey. This is a story of human vulnerability, endurance, secrets, truth, loss, humor, resilience, and love.
WHAT REVIEWERS ARE SAYING...
…as a reader, I drifted through the narrative, completely absorbed by the characters, the dialogue, the switching between perspectives. He has the ability to show real everyday human concerns and it is the presentation of these that drive his fiction…he is an astute and aware writer who guides you through his created world with clarity and conciseness and just the right amount of humour... Read his books.
Around the time of the release of Give Me Shelter, I participated in an interview
with eBook publisher, ManyBooks to talk about my work, including this novel.