Fiction. The witness protection program is supposed to be a fresh start, but for the newly inducted Easterday family, it's more like a personal apocalypse. The mother refuses to leave their home in Baltimore, the father sinks into paranoia, and seventeen-year-old Ana gets stuck caring for him in the forsaken town of Morocco, Indiana, wondering if she's lost her future as well as her past. When a former hitman named Zeeshan offers them a way to come back home, Ana has to determine whether she would get her life back or lose it entirely. Over the course of a few months, she'll make her way through an underground world of reformed gangsters, hungry politicians, and teenagers smuggled in from the villages of Kashmir, all of them trying to find the line between secret and identity.DO NOT GO ON is a story about secrets, second chances, and the ways that storytelling can save your skin and soul. In this book that is part crime confessional, part coming-of-age tale, the Witness Protection Program and college application process are two different ways of getting at the same question: Who are you, and who will you become?
Bryan Furuness is the author of DO NOT GO ON (Black Lawrence Press, 2019) and THE LOST EPISODES OF REVIE BRYSON (Black Lawrence Press, 2013). He is the editor of the anthology My Name was Never Frankenstein: And Other Classic Adventure Tales Remixed, and the co-editor (with Michael Martone) of Winesburg, Indiana. His stories have appeared in New Stories from the Midwest, Best American Nonrequired Reading, and elsewhere. He lives in Indianapolis, where he teaches at Butler University.Author City: INDIANAPOLIS, IN USA