Canton Public Library hosts local author Allan Johnson on Wednesday, May 2, at 7:00 PM. Johnson will be reading from his recently published Nothing Left To Lose.
Johnson’s second novel, Nothing Left To Lose portrays a family that must grapple with issues of war and loyalty. William Carson is a World War II veteran teaching in a small New England boarding school. One of his sons, Joshua, is a Marine on active duty in Vietnam. His other son, Andrew, is an ROTC college senior who will join active duty when he graduates. When Joshua is reported missing in action, the family is thrown into turmoil. Andrew, especially, struggles with the loyalty he feels toward his father, mother, brother, and country.
Allan G. Johnson is a novelist, speaker, and writer on issues of race, gender, and social inequality. His nonfiction books include The Gender Knot and Privilege, Power, and Difference. His first novel was The First Thing and the Last, a story of healing and redemption in the aftermath of domestic violence.
The author visit is free; registration is requested. Copies of the novel will be available for sale and signing. Canton Public Library is at 40 Dyer Avenue, Canton. For information: (860) 693-5800 or www.cantonpubliclibrary.org