Canisius College author and English professor Eric Gansworth follows up his debut young adult novel with a reading from his latest book, "Give Me Some Truth." The event is scheduled at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 11 in the Grupp Fireside Lounge, located on the second floor of the Richard E. Winter '42 Student Center. The reading is free and open to the public, and attendees who purchase the book will be entered in a drawing for a Gansworth original painting, which will be on display at the time of the reading.
"Give Me Some Truth" tells the story of Carson Mastick, a teenager and aspiring musician who struggles with life on and off the Tuscarora Reservation. He is joined by his two friends, Maggi and Lewis, who also grapple with their own small matters such as feeling out of place and being seen as children in a world where their dreams of starting a band and stepping out of the norm require them to be treated as adults.
Gansworth's first young adult novel, "If I Ever Get Out of Here," sets the tone for this follow-up novel to explore the realms of desperation, love and passion in a world characterized by disparity.
Gansworth is a Lowery Writer-in-Residence at Canisius College and the author of 10 previous books, including "Extra Indians" (American Book Award, New Atlantic Independent Booksellers Association Book of the Year), "Mending Skins" (PEN Oakland-Josephine Miles Award), and "A Half-Life of Cardio-Pulmonary Function," which appeared on the National Book Critics Circle's "Good Reads" list in 2008.
An enrolled member of the Onondaga Nation, Gansworth was born and raised on the Tuscarora Reservation in Niagara County.
For more information on the book reading, reception and signing, contact the Canisius College Communications Office at 888-2790.
Canisius College is one of 38 Jesuit universities in the nation and the premier private university in Western New York.