The True Story Of A Man, A Boy And The Silence Between Them.
You grow up thinking your father is a hero. His absence or silence only makes the fantasy stronger. Then you get older and think you know better. You stop talking to each other, and that's where it ends for many fathers, sons and daughters: in bitter silence.
Cole Moreton chose to break the silence. In this tender memoir he persuades his father and grandfather to finally share the secrets of wartime and childhood that have made them strangers. Their intimate tale, set against the sweep of history, will move anyone who has known the pain of family silence - and will make you think again about what it truly means to be a hero.