Time: 5:30 pm
Place: At 12th & Pine Streets in Philly's "Gayborhood" in Center City
345 South 12th Street, Philadelphia, PA 19107
Gregory G. Allen is the author of Well with My Soul (ASD Publishing, $13.95), a novel about the bonds of blood being tested by two brothers who have spent the first part of their adult lives drifting away from each other, closing the door to engagement and emotional connection. The older brother, Jacob, flees his small Tennessee hometown by seeking freedom in New York City, where he travels deep into a labyrinth of sex and drugs while fighting the fear over his homosexuality. The younger conservative brother, Noah, stays behind feeling shackled by familial duties for their aging mother, but finds courage in the sorrow of the past and a new way at looking at life that he never believed he possessed. Spanning the unbridled times of the 1970s and the restraint of the Reagan years, one brother ends up becoming a minister and preaching his doctrine while the other believes there are some things people are born with and not meant to change. Each brother’s story becomes an unflinching exploration of the way that we deal with what most unsettles us and the families we inherit and build along the journey.
Well With My Soul by Gregory G. Allen
Paperback: 336 pages
Publisher: ASD Publishing (October 11, 2011)
Amazon: Well With My Soul