Outspoken Journalists Promotes His Two Books of Ficton: 'Look Not Unto the Morrow' and 'My Burden is Light'
"Look Not Unto the Morrow" is a Vietnam-era, anti-war love story. Innocence shattered and ultimate redemption are portrayed against the backdrop of the Vietnam War and the turbulent sixties. The story follows the lives of three young people as they experience love and war. Roger Gaines is the promising young college student, drafted into the army and traumatized by his experiences in basic training and Vietnam. Pam Wentworth is the loving girlfriend he leaves behind, who evolves from naive college student, to political activist, to radical anarchist. Michelle Healy is the young woman Roger meets when he returns home, who loves him unconditionally when he can no longer love himself.
Look Not Unto The Morrow
Author: Robert Fantina
Publisher: Whiskey Creek Press
Published: December 2012
Genre: Literary, War
When Bryant Harkin, a 19-year-old member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, admits to his twin brother that he's gay, he expects an initial reaction of shock, followed quickly by acceptance. He has vowed to himself that he will bear any burden in order to remain a fully active member of the Church, and is devastated when his brother, his closest friend, rejects him completely.
Bryant keeps his secret, and experiences desperate loneliness and depression, relying on prayer and supportive bishops to see him through.
Ultimately, he recognizes his worth, and leads a satisfying life as a single member of the Church.
A story of tolerance, acceptance, and forgiveness, "My Burden is Light" discusses a current topic in a sensitive manner, and will uplift and inspire all those who read it.
My Burden is Light
Author: Robert Fantina
Publisher: Aventine Press
Published: June 2012
About The Author:
Robert Fantina is an activist and journalist, working for peace and social justice. While living in the U.S., he actively supported gun control, and opposed the war in Iraq, prior to and following the U.S. invasion of that country. Shortly after the 2004 presidential election he moved to Canada. While living in Whitehorse (Yukon Territory), he wrote "Desertion and the American Soldier: 1776 - 2006."
His forthcoming book, available in November of 2013, is titled, "Empire, Racism and Genocide: A History of U.S. Foreign Policy."