The Time in Between

The Time in Between

Audiobook CD - 2005
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Haunted by a horrible memory from the war, alone since his grown children moved out, Vietnam vet Charles Boatman returns to Vietnam after the war.

Ada and her brother Jon follow their missing father to Vietnam. Their search for him tears them apart in ways they never could have guessed, and Vietnam finds its way in. Shifting between Charles' and Ada's points of view, their journeys become increasingly colorful and complex as the story moves from the rural Pacific Northwest to the frenetic confusion of modern-day Vietnam. The suspense builds, dreamlike, to a paradoxical climax of revelation and obfuscation, love and grief.

This is a hauntingly beautiful story of family ties and human longing by the prize-winning, critically acclaimed Canadian author David Bergen.

Publisher: [Ashland, Or.] : Blackstone Audiobooks, p2005.
ISBN: 9780786177325
0786177322
Branch Call Number: BERGE
Characteristics: 7 sound discs (8 hr.) : digital.

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Feb 07, 2017

Over the years I've read well over one hundred books about this subject matter, this one went nowhere for me. I understand he ended his life, but it never seemed clear to me what the event was that drove him to this end. Apparently I missed the point. I might try one more of the many books Bergen has written before removing him from my lists.

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Aug 06, 2014

Reconciliation. Ada must come to terms with her father's death, his past, her past and her future. I love the title, now that it's clear: the time in between is that time between "what was" and "what will be" when a person of importance and much loved leaves our lives.

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