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Brian Harrison publishes novel

Published 10:15pm Thursday, April 19, 2012

Dowagiac resident, Brian Harrison is no ordinary grocery clerk.  He is observant and cannot stop using his free time to write about life.
All that observing and penning has resulted in his first novel, “Primetime.”
The novel has debuted as a Kindle Book on Harrison has worked for more than a decade in the grocery industry working nearly every position at one time or another.
A graduate of Andrews
University, Brian wrote his first novel as a graduate thesis paper.
“I love to write and have explored every topic except wizards, as that ship has sailed,” Harrison said. “My passion is listening to people and watching their body language.  Then I write about it from a variety of angles and begin to blur fact and fiction,” he said.  “The fact that my father is a police officer has probably made me more attuned to people, I think.”
“Primetime” explores celebrity through the viewpoint of a grocery manager in a small Midwestern town.
Sam, the main character, is a lone survivor of a rare drive-by shooting in Waukaponeda, Mich.
He must face survivor’s guilt and learn what fame really can mean in a small town.
Sam has to deal with this new-found celebrity status in his personal life and in his past relationships.
The novel mirrors the craziness of working in retail and is filled with funny, romantic, offensive, heart-warming adventures as well as an insider’s look at everyday customers and the workday world.
Harrison is a graduate of Michigan Lutheran High School, Southwestern Michigan College and Andrews University.
He serves on the board of directors of the Dowagiac Dogwood Festival.

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