17 Dec

Even though this book was written in a cloy uneven telling, glides over the surface as opposed to going deep, and offers flash-backs that disorient, abruptly shifting from the magic into the reality, it nags at the reader to suspend the obvious: accept the mystical element, and stop analyzing. Once the mind-set has shifted, the reader will find himself shimmering within the indulgence of passion.

A father leaves everything of the life he has in the now, to reconnect with the life he left behind. The telling is seen through a stranger’s eyes as he recounts the father’s life to the daughter who searches for answers. Having found an old un-mailed love letter from her father to a Burmese woman, Julia begins her search for understanding.

This is a love story that transcends time but it’s the back-story that resonates. A daughter learns to understand the whole person of the man who is her father. A side most adult children never know. A side they are not privy to know, but should. A life lived is the make-up of perspective and understanding. To know a parent is to understand, and to understand, one must know that part of the parent that is rarely known.

Learn now as much as you can of your parents‘ youth. Don’t believe what you think you know. Pay attention to the stories they tell. It doesn’t matter if they weave fact with fiction. It only matters that their clarity is your truth.



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