Missing Pages tells the timeless story of a family haunted by the legacy of war.
George, a World War II master spy-catcher now fighting his last battles in his Alzheimer’s-afflicted mind, his daughter Charlotte, and his Vietnam veteran son Andy confront the secrets that haunt and divide them in this powerful drama. When Andy and Charlotte discover what their father actually did during the war, George’s paranoia and Andy’s Vietnam flashbacks collide in an emotional train wreck that turns the family’s uneasy balance upside down. Shattered are their assumptions about themselves and each other as they come to terms with the moral choices the former soldiers were forced to make while “serving their country”.
Lightened with unexpected humor, this story about family reconciliation, patriotism, honor and the lingering aftermath of war is highly relevant to today’s wounded warriors and their families.
The author drew inspiration from her own father’s secret World War II diary and Counter Intelligence Corps papers, which she discovered after his death, and with permission from a memoir by John Ketwig: And a Hard Rain Fell…a G.I.’s True Story of the War in Vietnam (Sourcebooks), now in its 3rd printing with sales topping 350,000 books.