Unpublished Hargreaves Collection to be Released by Five Rivers

Growing up Bronx: A Memoir of my Shapers and Shakers, by H.A. Hargreaves, is a tender, insightful memoir in ten short stories. Two stories of the collection, Requiem for a Bookman, and The Seer of Nanny Goat Hill, both aired on Alberta Anthology, CBCFM in the early 1980s.

Today, Five Rivers is thrilled to announce we’ll be releasing Growing up Bronx early in 2013.

As Hargreaves indicates in the sub-title, the collection is a tribute to the people who had a profound affect upon the author’s life.

“Some were unaware of, or perhaps even indifferent to, their influence upon me,” Hargreaves writes in his introduction. “Only I know, and that with the swift, searing shock of comprehension granted, as usual far too late, the minute, profound changes they effected.”

The setting for these stories is Hargreaves’ native Bronx, during the years of WWII. The people who populate the narrative leap off the page with honesty and clarity, and their message as relevant today as it was 66 years ago.

Five Rivers will also release a complete collection of H.A. Hargreaves short, speculative fiction, North by 2000+ later in 2011 or early 2012.

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