- 2020 INDIES Finalist
- Finalist, General (Adult Fiction)
Anna’s life is turned upside down by a series of traumatic events. In 1974, after her mother remarries, she’s forced to leave behind an idyllic childhood. By grasping at tired cliches and bits of biblical lore, she struggles to distinguish dreams from reality. Anna convinces herself that all of her problems can be solved by the father who abandoned her long ago. But who is he really? A Vietnam war hero? A world-class criminal? Or the savior she’s been waiting for.