My Son, My Son: How One Generation Hurts the Next

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An incredible, searing memoir which starts with the abduction of the author's children then goes on to tackle the biggest questions about who we are—a call to arms, sure to provoke debate

What do you do when your wife abducts your children? This was the question facing Douglas Galbraith when, in 2003, he returned home to Scotland from a few days' work in London. The house was silent, empty, and locked; his four and six-year-old sons' pajamas lay on the bedroom floor. And on the doormat, confirmation from the Post Office of a forwarding address—in Japan. He has not seen them since. This book is infinitely more than a personal tale of sudden loss and one man's attempts to find his sons. Writing with astonishing range and insight, Galbraith tackles the deepest questions about who we are and how we treat each other. Here is an intensely provocative journey through complex and controversial territory: child murder, tsunami, international conventions, hatred, cultures at war. This book goes to the very heart of relations between parents and children, men and women, and between races—to the heart of what it is to be alive.

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Douglas Galbraith is the author of three novels, The Rising Sun, A Winter in China, and King Henry.

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"This book is a howl of pain, beautifully written by a man wounded beyond endurance" Sunday Telegraph "A memoir and a meditation that is provocative, humorous, stimulating and profoundly affecting...accomplished...a great, unsettling book" Glasgow Herald "Magnificent ... as with the best art only suffering and loss can create such brilliance'" Scottish Review of Books "A curious first person account" Sunday Business Post "Unsettling but moving true story" Big Issue in the North

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