Alison finds the body of a black man floating in the river, and she begins to view her existence with new perspective. The oppression and hate of the south, the ugliness she once was able to avert her eyes from, now demands her attention.
resonate with anyone who has ever fallen in love, and those who have been forced to choose between what they know in their hearts to be true, and what others would like them to believe.
Have No Shame is a compelling read. Alison is the main character she is eighteen years old. It is 1967 and after she finds a dead coloured man washed up at the river it changes her racist and bigatory views which she had been brainwashed into to, of coloured people for the better. Of course this man is someones father.
The small town in which they live are separated whites and blacks, her boyfriend thinks it’s fun to beat up a coloured boy because of this colour. Alison feels it is wrong but trying to stop him just doesn’t work.
She befriends Jackson who is coloured and their love for each other is amazing, but it is also very dangerous with the white people being racist.
I really enjoyed this book. It is true to life of what was happening back in the 60’s and in some cases even now. It gives you food for thought.
Fantastic book from a fantastic author.
About the Author
Melissa Foster is the award-winning author of four International
bestselling novels. Her books have been recommended by USA Today’s book blog, Hagerstown Magazine, The Patriot, and several other print venues. She is the founder of the Women’s Nest, a social and support community for women, the World Literary Cafe. When she’s not writing, Melissa helps authors navigate the publishing industry through her author training programs on Fostering Success.
Melissa hosts an annual Aspiring Authors contest for children, she’s written for Calgary’s Child
Magazine and Women Business Owners Magazine, and has painted and donated several murals to The Hospital for Sick Children in Washington, DC. Melissa’s interests include her family, reading, writing, painting, friends, helping others see the positive side of life, and visiting Cape Cod.