One father’s fight to stay close to his children in a journey that crosses geographical, cultural and emotional borders.
When Richard realizes his German wife is not returning to England with their children, the subsequent journey he must take encompasses new geographical and emotional realms. With the help of comic but effective German lawyer Otto Lehmann, Richard’s fight for his family is both heart wrenching and humorous, in a story that crosses countries and cultures. Shadows of Fathers offers an alternative view of separation: a dedicated father fighting for the right to parent in a new and relevant take on contemporary fatherhood: not only in the mid-1990s setting, but also in today’s society.
‘Shadows of Fathers is a delight – told with warmth and humour, and just a hint of steel.’ – Heidi James, author of The Sound Mirror