The Sins of the Father... and of the Son
Deep winter, 1935, and David Haph has fallen from a ledge in the mountains of western Massachusetts, shattering his lower leg. Virtually everything he needs to survive a freezing, hostile environment is unreachable high above. Crippled, alone and without a map, how will he possibly negotiate two miles of mountains and wilderness and find the nearest town? David blames his overbearing father for his plight. He hadn't killed his father twenty years earlier, but what he did do that day he has utterly suppressed. Now, fighting for his life, David relives the struggles of his life: his tormented existence with a father he despised and his mother's death and how that destroyed the love between a father and son forever. Or did it? The instant David finally disavows his father, he uncovers a truth that shakes him to his soul-and a truth about himself that compels him to reevaluate both their lives.
- Paperback | 212 pages
- 152 x 229 x 11mm | 290g
- 22 Jun 2015
- Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
- Illustrations, black and white
About James a Naughton
James A. Naughton grew up in North Adams, Massachusetts, surrounded by the Berkshire Mountains and the forests that still exist there. In his youth, he was a hiker and backpacker. Yet he did not fully appreciate, until he left North Adams, just how indelible a stamp the Berkshires and the wilderness of western Massachusetts had left on his life. He received a graduate degree from Northeastern University and a post graduate degree from the University of Connecticut. Retired now, he worked more than 30 years as a writer in the life insurance and investment management industries in Boston.