Seth Morgan’s novel Homeboy

I was reminded about Seth Morgan yesterday when I watched a show on the last 24 hours in the life of Janis Joplin. She tried to get a marriage license to Morgan but couldn’t since it was a Saturday.

Morgan later wrote the novel Homeboy which was published in 1990. I read it when it was new and remember that it was excellent. I recall he referred to shock treatments (which a member of my family had) as Edison medicine which I thought was great. Morgan died in 1991 in a motorcycle crash,

Here are the Washington Post obituary and the New York Times obituary.

The New York Times review of Homeboy.

Homeboy is in print in paperback and I strongly recommend it.

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