In the Suburb of Possible Suicide

In the Suburb of Possible Suicide, originally titled Suicide Club, was a quarterfinalist in Screenwriters Magazine and was an honored recipient of the “No Borders” distinction at the IFFM at the Angelika Theater, 1996.

In the Suburb of Possible Suicide is the story of a teenager, Joshua Victor, whose parents move him from the middle class town of East Meadow to the rich village of Great Neck Estates in 1962 in the hopes of getting him to improve his young life and become a better student.

He plays with self-destruction but never destroys himself. He is going through the confusion of adolescence. He is Hamlet. He is Holden Caulfield. He is suicidal but does not commit suicide.

David Lawrence has published more than nine hundred poems in North American Review, Midwest Poetry Review, Chicago Tribune, California Quarterly, William and Mary Review, ACM, Folio, Laurel Review, Poet Lore, Mudfish, People Magazine, and many others. His book The King of White Collar Boxing (Rain Mountain Press) was a finalist for the Bakeless Nonfiction Prize (Breadloaf). ◊


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