His Father's Son
6" x 9" • 216 pages
ISBN 9781845026360 • paperback • $15.00 •
Australia is the Lucky Country, and Joey Driscol knows it. It's a far cry from his native Ireland, but he believes this is the place he and his wife can make a new life and forget the troubles of the past. And for a time, they do just that. There's a good life, a new house and regular work and in time they welcome their new son Marti into the world.
But as the years pass, this new life thousands of miles from the Old Country comes under threat. Joey's wife has been struggling with demons of her own and their marriage is on the rocks when suddenly Joey's wife disappears and takes Marti with her. With both his childhood sweetheart and his son - his pride and joy - now missing and with no clues about where they are, Joey is beside himself.
Then, when Joey gets word that his wife and son have returned to Ireland, he knows that he'll now have to do the same if he ever wants to see Marti again. And he also knows that he'll finally have to confront the ghosts of his past that he's been running from for years.
His Father's Son is a touching and beautiful story of a family struggling to come to terms with their past, their present and an uncertain future.
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