WILL JOHNSON is a musician and songwriter who has played in the bands Centro-matic, South San Gabriel, Marie/Lepanto, Overseas, New Multitudes, and Monsters of Folk. He also releases records under his own name, and makes paintings centering on the subject of baseball and its history. His work has appeared in American Short Fiction,and If or When I Call is his first novel. He was born in Kennett, Missouri, and currently lives in Austin, Texas.
We’re pleased to present an excerpt from If or When I Call, the new novel from Will Johnson. We’re longtime admirers of Johnson’s work as a musician, including in the groups Centro-Matric and South San Gabriel. With this, his debut novel, Johnson deals with the lives of an estranged couple living in Missouri struggling to raise their teenage son.