Among the Jimson Weeds (Running Nowhere Trilogy Book 1)
By Paul Keene
Conor Kelman, a young man coming of age in the 50s is in a constant state of awkward discomfort. Outwardly, he searches for something to call his own--girlfriend, guitar, a little white house in an apple orchard. Inwardly, Conor hangs from a cliff by his fingertips. The visions that play in his head haunt and distract. They won't stop no matter how fast or far he runs. Journey with Conor and discover the joy growing within the pain.
Among the Jimson WeedsConor Kelman began searching for love and acceptance, that feeling of fitting in, at a very young age. He blamed his parents for uprooting him, dragging him from all the places he called home, from his friends, time and again. He didn't go willingly, but he was just a kid, so he did his kicking and screaming in his heart. Of course, what goes up must come down, so that inner turmoil had to express itself. But that wasn't all. Conor had an external set of problems, too. He saw movies in his head that interrupted the flow of his thoughts and interfered with his responses. The images were often frightening and foreboding, and no one understood, even those closest to him, so they bubbled under the surface constantly disrupting Conor privately, creating a separation--him verses others. Conor grasps to connect to something that matters--his girlfriend--his guitar--a little white house in an apple orchard. He fights constantly. He fights his natural instincts to be accepted. He pretends people aren't important and that opinions of others don't matter while seeking that illusive acceptance. He doesn't have a dull moment, even in the most mundane situations. His personal expression is raw, surprising and fun. Conor understands life in pure and simple terms... such as his belief that he is always messing up, as well as his belief in his ability to pitch a baseball well. Despite his insistence that he is stupid, Conor is a bright young man who is ready to take on the world with the help of his friends. Anyone who has ever felt different or who has had to endure problems of their own creation will relate to Conor. Conor's story is a heart-opening adventure. It has the ability to awaken the soul to possibilities. Journey with Conor and remember how joy can grow from the pain, like Conor, growing among the noxious jimson weeds. Let Conor's true-to-life experiences entertain and enlighten. The vast array of characters that surround Conor make for a read that provides a non-stop merry-go-round of expression, hope, laughter and tears. Among the Jimson Weeds is Book One in the Running Nowhere Trilogy. Between Pieces (BK-2) and Within Time (BK-3). You won't want the story to end.
Books by Paul Keene
by Paul Keene
Teenager Conor Kelman starts high school in a new town determined to make friends. A small group of students with their own brand of bizarre behavior accepts him. He watches life from the outside as they take him on a roller coaster of parties, drinking, girls and tragedy.
by Paul Keene
Conor's addictive and impulsive behaviors make him a prime target for those who take advantage of the upcoming star. He takes to the world of rampant sex, parties, pills and alcohol not knowing his life will turn upside down as his career and life itself fall in the hands of others. In the end, he must choose between music and the girl that loves him—or a little white house in the orchard and the girl that brings back memories.