Love, Death and Paranoia: Asian Misadventures, delves into the life of Theodore Ruiz Rogers, an intense man who needs love and tranquility. However, too often those he cares for die untimely deaths, and he feels their passing has some paranormal connection with him. Consequently, he develops a deep sense of guilt and eventually chronic paranoia.
Other aspects of Theo's life are adventurous and fortuitous. He is a Marine in combat before he turns 18; and, before the age of 19, he is awarded the Medal of Honor for heroic deeds at the Chosen Reservoir during the Korean War. Wounded himself three times, he carried his more seriously wounded platoon leader to safety.
After a medical discharge from the Marine Corps, Theo attends Montana State University. There he becomes an outstanding student and falls in love for the ﬁrst time. However, before he and his ﬁancé can marry, she is killed in a skiing accident.
Just prior to that tragedy, Theo wins millions of dollars in a lottery. With a bulging bank account and a broken heart, he retreats to Asia where he becomes an English teacher. Over several years in Asia, he marries three Asian women: one Chinese, one Filipina, and one Thai. He has one child with each of his three wives.
Theo's ﬁrst wife divorces him because of the manifestations of his paranoia; his second dies giving birth; and his third wife divorces him because of his chronic malaria and her mother's catastrophic stroke.
With his lottery winnings, Theo leaves each child a substantial trust fund for their care and education.
Finally, he becomes a recluse in a veteran's retirement home. There, at the age of seventy he is discovered by his three adult children, all successful attorneys, who discovered each other only weeks before starting their search for their father.
His investments make him a multi billionaire, and before his death he leaves his fortune to a trust, one directed by his children, to educate Asian children who have been abandoned by their American fathers.
|Publisher:||William B. Foulk|
|Product dimensions:||6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.73(d)|