The inspiring, heart-rending story of a father's unwavering love for his son.
David Goldman and his Brazilian wife, Bruna Bianchi, led what appeared to be a happy life in New Jersey. But in June 2004, Bianchi took their four-year-old son, Sean, to Brazil for what she said would be a two- week vacation. Once there, she informed Goldman that she was staying in Brazil-and keeping Sean, setting in motion an international controversy that would eventually reach the highest levels of the U.S. and Brazilian governments. It would be almost five years before David saw Sean again.
What kept David Goldman going when everything looked so hopeless? In A Father's Love, Goldman recounts his extraordinary battle, despite overwhelming odds, to bring his abducted son back home. It is a riveting story full of peculiar ironies, unfathomable elements, threats, and legal twists and turns. Goldman describes in detail the wrenching emotions he went through and how he relentlessly rallied support behind the scenes from both high-level U.S. government officials and national media organizations. Father and son were finally reunited in December 2009, and Goldman writes about the challenges he is now facing as he works to rebuild his relationship with his son, and the advocacy work he is doing on behalf of other children in similar circumstances.
Goldman's unusual story movingly celebrates an ordinary man's incredible love for and loyalty to his son, and his ability to overcome the unimaginable to keep them together. It is a testament to how connected any father and son can be.
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I'm just glad that sean is back with his father!!!!!!
Enraging, I wanted to holler and cry!
As I read this book I wanted to scream and cry in frustration.
This poor man and his sons story moved me to tears more than once. I can not imagine the pain this guy went through to get his son back. Even now, knowing it ended well I want to scream "OH MY GOD HOW CAN THIS HAPPEN?!". His strength and perciverance should be the thing of legend. Buy this book. You will not only get to read a heart wrenching story but your purchase will help push the fight to prevent this from happening to others and bring victims of this horrible crime home.