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Give me shelter

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

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Give Me Shelter

Short-listed for the Somerset Award in Literary and Contemporary Fiction (2022);

Finalist for the Maxy Award in Literary and Humor Fiction (2023);

Short Listed for the American Writing Awards Hawthorne Prize (2023);

Bookfest, Third Place, Literary Fiction/Coming-of-Age (2023);

Finalist, General Fiction, American Writing Awards (2023):


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.


Reedsy Review
…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.


I recently participated in an interview with eBook publisher, ManyBooks  to talk about my work, including my latest novel: Give Me Shelter.