Starvation and other hardships force a sixteen year-old to leave his war-torn homeland in order to secure a better future for himself, his parents and siblings. He has been told that there is a country far away where the streets are paved in gold, where one can seek a better life with dignity and respect. His goal is to raise enough money to bring the rest of the family there. His family's survival depends on him. He begins his journey with fear and trepidation. Still he is somewhat confident that he will succeed no matter what the challenges are. Instead, he is met with hate and prejudice, even from his own countrymen. He works like a slave from dawn to dusk seven days a week. He earns virtually nothing. At this rate, he will never raise enough money to bring his family to the new country. He needs to take drastic action. Action that could result in his demise as well as the demise of his family. He must do something. His survival and his family's survival depend on his decisions. He has no choice. The obstacles are enormous, almost impossible. He must take a leap of faith and move forward. Will his deep faith in God give him the confidence and boldness he needs to conquer the impossible? Will he ever see his family again? Will he survive? What will happen to him? Based on a true story.
|Publisher:||Outskirts Press, Inc.|
|Product dimensions:||5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.30(d)|
About the Author
The Author is the eldest son of the man this book is based upon. He served his country honorably during the Vietnam War and subsequently ran a successful small business for 20 years. He is married and blessed with a wonderful family.