Returning with his second book, Iota alumnus and Alumni Association Executive Committee member Alan Haworth recently published â€œHitchhiking in Boston and Other Stories.â€
The book is available for purchase at www.stankygroovepress.com.
From the authorâ€™s site:
Alan Haworth returns with a collection of fiction short stories â€“ most of them set in Boston. "Hitchhiking in Boston" visits a man who has outlived his apartment on Comm Ave. and his time on this mortal coil. With the tax collector breathing down his throat, the reader follows him through a typical day hitching rides around Boston.
"Carjacked" and "Disappearing Ink" read like old episodes of "The Twilight Zone," as if Haworth has channeled Rod Serling to come back from the grave and entertain us once again. "The Mortician," dark comedy at its best, is based on the fact that home burial is still legal in Massachusetts. A hapless, young mortuary student attempts to start his own business, and the results are hilarious.
Praise for Haworth’s memoir of driving an
18-wheeler, "The Peterbilt Journals" :
â€œThis set of memoirs really hums like the sound of a big truck. I can’t wait to see what Haworth can do with fiction as his imagination and descriptions are excellent."
â€œRaw. Shows the under belly of the trucking world.â€ Tatnuck Booksellers
â€œThe author manages to keep the reader entertained throughout the book and provides a diverse collage of life amongst drivers, dispatchers, roadhouses, dock workers and "lot lizards". â€œ Anonymous Amazon comment
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