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A Troubled Youth Finds A Way Out

Apr 13, 2011 07:22PM ● By Anonymous
The story of the emotional and intellectual upheaval of a young man of the 1940’s,  Crashing into Sunrise is the fourth in a seven-book series of novels that record the trials and successes of an Irish-American family through the Twentieth Century. In this novel, Jim Mahoney, seeking his way out of his emotional prison, finds solace inAmerica’s mid-century arts renaissance as expressed in New York during the illuminating times when Manhattanbecame the economic and artistic center of the world.

Set during and after WWII, Crashing into Sunrise is the story of a young man’s struggle to avoid mayhem The novel tracks the foibles and victories of a kid headed for a troubled life until he faces up to the challenge of self-awareness. Through Jim Mahoney, readers learn that the best route out of the chaos of youth can be navigated through the arts and the life of the mind.

Sweeney, an Army vet and Michigan grad, spent his career years in the magazine publishing business. He is the father of three and the grandfather of seven.

This and Sweeney’s other novels can be found at and at local book stores. Paperback. $19.95. (ISBN 978-1-60910-918-9) The novel is also available as an e-book for $5.99.      

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