a novel by Gretchen Eick
Don Johnson is 12 on his first and only trip to Nashville in 1960 with his father, a veteran of the Korean War. Then his father disappears. Don grows up haunted by his father’s abandonment and by a secret he has told no one… until 2003, when he, his wife Ann, and daughter Keisha each must confront painful truths and decide how they understand race, sexuality, family, and commitment. This is a novel about those shaped by the civil rights movement and about the next generation whose world is very different. It is also about family–biological and adoptive, claimed and unclaimed.