Michael Henson discussing and signing Secure the Shadow

Wednesday, October 27, 2021 - 7:00pm
2692 Madison Rd
Cincinnati, OH 45208

Michael Henson discussing and signing Secure the Shadow

Wednesday, October 27, 2021 - 7:00pm - 8:00pm EST

LOCATION: Joseph-Beth Cincinnati

Join us for Michael Henson discussing and signing Secure the Shadow.  Additionally, Michael will perform bluegrass music with his band Carter Bridge, at both the beginning and end of the discussion and signing.

An interconnected web of lives in one midwestern city captures the surprising humanity of people searching for their authentic selves amid the 1990s drug crisis.

Amy Taylor finds the inner-city streets around her high school vibrant and animated compared to the bland middle-class neighborhood where she lives with her career-driven mother. In these streets, she meets the people of the city, among them a wayward boy named Jonathan, a struggling drug dealer, and Paul Lewis, a documentary photographer who becomes Amy’s mentor. Under his inspiration, she attempts to capture their world through the lens of her camera.

From the multiple perspectives of Amy and the expansive group of people she meets, award-winning novelist Michael Henson presents a heartbreaking portrait of the effects the Reagan-initiated drug war had on the young.

Michael Henson is the author of four books of fiction and four collections of poetry. His prize-winning collection of linked stories, Maggie Boylan, has been called, “an important work of art, beautifully rendered.” His stories, poems, essays, and reviews have appeared in Still: The JournalAppalachian Heritage, and Threepenny Review.

Secure the Shadow: A Novel Cover Image
ISBN: 9780804012355
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Swallow Press - November 2nd, 2021