A Light Too Far

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AuthorHouse, Oct 18, 2006 - Fiction - 192 pages
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Based on actual events, this story is told through the lives of a fictitious family living in an economically depressed section of Richmond, Virginia during an autumn of a year in the mid-1980s. The book gives an eye opening account of day to day life in a problem plagued high school and its surrounding neighborhood, while providing a graphic look at the many ills that affect our society. The family struggles to survive in a place where the “American Dream” seems nonexistent and bright futures only exist in fairy tales. The surprise ending will leave the reader searching for answers and wondering how there could be such a fine line between serenity and full fledged violence.

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About the author (2006)

Todd Morrissett graduated from Virginia Tech with a B.S. in Biology and holds a Master’s Degree in School Administration and Supervision of Instruction from Virginia Commonwealth University. He has been a secondary school teacher, coach, and administrator for twenty four years in Richmond, Virginia and surrounding Chesterfield County. Having served four years active duty in the United States Marine Corps, he readily admits there were days during his teaching career that rivaled difficult days he experienced in the Marines. He continues to work with students today.

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