Wayne  Harrison




Billy O...
215 books | 928 friends

Tim
Tim
674 books | 2,013 friends

Anand N...
91 books | 1,313 friends

Julia F...
1,994 books | 2,981 friends

Rahul K...
629 books | 884 friends

Sheldon...
1,212 books | 679 friends

Sequoia
217 books | 1,717 friends

Jessica
252 books | 916 friends

More friends…



Wayne Harrison

Goodreads Author


Born
Bridgeport, CT, The United States
Website

Genre

Member Since
December 2007


Before working as a corrections officer in Rutland, Vermont, Wayne Harrison was an auto mechanic for six years in Waterbury, Connecticut. A first-generation college student, he began in his mid twenties as a criminal justice major before getting turned on to creative writing by mentor and friend Jeffrey Greene. He later received an MFA from the Iowa Writers’ Workshop.
His fiction has been featured on NPR’s All Things Considered. His short stories appear in Best American Short Stories 2010, The Atlantic, Narrative Magazine, McSweeney’s, Ploughshares, Crazyhorse, The Sun, Columbia: A Journal of Literature and Art, FiveChapters, New Letters and other magazines. One story was Notable in Best American 2009 and one received special mention in Push
...more

Average rating: 3.92 · 1,435 ratings · 224 reviews · 2 distinct works · Similar authors
The Spark and the Drive

3.54 avg rating — 123 ratings — published 2014 — 4 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
The Best American Short Sto...

by
3.95 avg rating — 1,332 ratings — published 2010 — 2 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating

* Note: these are all the books on Goodreads for this author. To add more, click here.

Upcoming Events

No scheduled events. Add an event.

Wayne’s Recent Updates

Wayne Harrison is now friends with Hemeokrmer
The Spark and the Drive by Wayne  Harrison
"The Spark and the Drive is Wayne Harrison's debut novel and it shows depth and maturity that one would expect from the pen of Russo or Ford. Justin Bailey, the narrator of this story, is a likeable and naive working class kid, anxious, idealistic..." Read more of this review »
The Spark and the Drive by Wayne  Harrison
"THE SPARK AND THE DRIVE by Wayne Harrison is a touching coming of age novel set in working class western Connecticut, largely at a muscle car mechanic’s shop. The narrator is a seventeen-year-old boy who becomes enthralled with the shop’s owner an..." Read more of this review »
Wayne Harrison rated a book it was amazing
The Realm of Last Chances by Steve Yarbrough
Rate this book
Clear rating
Wayne Harrison rated a book it was amazing
Fear and What Follows by Tim Parrish
Rate this book
Clear rating
The Spark and the Drive by Wayne  Harrison
"I get the pleasure of reading this book by Wayne Harrison for free thanks to Goodreads First Reader giveaways!

The author, Wayne Harrison, takes his own personal experience or should one say his joy and passion for cars, especially muscle cars and..." Read more of this review »
Wayne Harrison rated a book it was amazing
Down in the River by Ryan Blacketter
Down in the River
by Ryan Blacketter (Goodreads Author)
Rate this book
Clear rating
I was completely enthralled by this haunting, page-turning novel. The disturbing events, the evocative landscape, and the chaos of mental disorder self-medicated by drugs and rebellion are all rendered in humanizing, beautifully-rendered realism. It' ...more
Wayne Harrison wants to read
Fear and What Follows by Tim Parrish
Rate this book
Clear rating
More of Wayne's books…
“The vision ends there, and I stay with it until the same bristle comes, the same bold dreams of transformation. I want to speak, to tell her the word she wanted, and to talk to them with the words I have now, as the husband, the father, the man at last. But the man can’t change the boy, and anything I tell them they couldn’t hear.”
Wayne Harrison, The Spark and the Drive

“And then she started picking up trash behind the dumpster. It was ankle deep back there, blown in from all over the city to a kind of wind eddy between buildings. We picked up newspaper pages and hamburger wrappers, straws, cigarette packs, plastic bags, as well as shop trash that had fallen out when the dumpster was overflowing. There was so much, we would’ve needed snow shovels to make a real dent in it, but I didn’t think about what we were doing, more than to believe in easing a nervous breakdown with small bursts of insanity.”
Wayne Harrison The Spark and the Drive




No comments have been added yet.