Set in the 1960s, each of the COURAGE novellas conveys the story of a privileged young individual having to cope with life-altering adversity.
Daphne Carter is a vivacious, witty, wealthy twenty-year-old with a social conscience and a glamorous job in the Kennedy White House. She has everything going for her -- until she doesn't.
Alfred Albright is an imaginative, wealthy, debonair thirty-year-old with unlimited horizons. He has the world for his playground -- until he doesn't.
Daphne Carter and Alfred Albright share a single-minded determination to regain a semblance of normalcy. The outcomes of their respective efforts, however, are stunningly different.
"These two subtly interconnected novellas offer a compelling insider's glimpse of the privileged world of East Coast society in the 1960s -- a world that's gone with the wind. A wonderful read."
--Stephen Birmingham, Author "Our Crowd"
Ernest Kolowrat was born in Prague in 1935. After attending schools in the former Czechoslovakia, Turkey and England, he graduated from Yale and served as a junior Naval officer with the U.S. Pacific Fleet. During the decade of the 1960s, he was successively employed as world affairs editor for Scholastic Magazines in New York, director of information for the American Institute for Foreign Study in Greenwich, Connecticut, and director of 10th Anniversary Programs of the Peace Corps in Washington. Since 1971, he has been a freelance writer, publicist and film maker. He is the author of "Hotchkiss: A Chronicle of an American School.”