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Do Not Go On

Witness protection supposedly offers a fresh start, but for Ana Easterday, it’s a personal apocalypse. Stranded in Indiana, she’s lost her future as well as her past. When a hitman offers her a way home, she has to decide: stay or go?

Do Not Go On is about secrets, second chances, and stories that can save your skin and soul. 


  • DO NOT GO ON, the new novel by Bryan Furuness, goes deep, goes funny, goes suspenseful, often on the same page. His language will often make you slow down and savor the inventiveness of a phrase, a sentence, an observation, while the plot tugs at you to turn the page. This is a brainy thriller that will more than once break your heart. And you will gratefully pick up the pieces and continue, wanting more of the foibles, surprises, self-deceptions, hopeful determination and spacious inner lives of his lively cast of characters.

    —Philip Graham, author of THE MOON, COME TO EARTH and INTERIOR DESIGN
  • Reading DO NOT GO ON is like riding a Harley in a bouncy house; there’s no way to tell quite where you’re going. Not only that, but the bouncy house is deep and dark; you will need your courage and a headlight. No one peels the onion like Bryan Furuness.

    —Michael Poore, author of UP JUMPS THE DEVIL and REINCARNATION BLUES
  • Bryan Furuness’s DO NOT GO ON is a coming-of-age novel wrapped inside of a thriller. With a devastatingly powerful prose style, Furuness builds a world where the simplest and most familiar allegiances are dangerous as hell, and the only way to save yourself is to become more compassionate and human than you ever believed possible.

    —Dan Barden, author of THE NEXT RIGHT THING and JOHN WAYNE: A NOVEL

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Bryan Furuness

Bryan Furuness is the author of a couple of novels, The Lost Episodes of Revie Bryson and the forthcoming Do Not Go On. He is the editor of the anthology My Name was Never Frankenstein: And Other Classic Adventure Tales Reanimated, and co-editor (along with Michael Martone) of Winesburg, Indiana. His stories have appeared in New Stories from the Midwest and Best American Nonrequired Reading, and elsewhere. He lives in Indianapolis, where he teaches at Butler University.

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