Martin has shut himself off from life. Too many people he loved have left him: his wife, his mother, his father, his best friend. Once a fearless adventurer and world traveler, he now works in a mind-numbing federal job, raising his two children on his own. A severe accident serves as a wake up call. To calm his young children, he creates a story of a distant land stirring from somewhere deep within him. His next door neighbor, Jane, joins in the ritual, slowly becoming a part of their family. As Martin’s own story unfolds, the tale he tells his children mirrors a new energy, a new life and a new future.
About The Author
Jeff Katzman is a psychiatrist specializing in the area of human attachment and depth psychotherapy. He has been trained by renowned leaders in the field of attachment theory in the understanding of attachment, separation, and loss. His research has pointed to the impact of war in the development of psychological symptoms. The recipient of multiple clinical and teaching awards, Dr. Katzman is widely published in academic journals and textbooks. Currently, he is a Professor of Psychiatry and Vice Chair of the Department of Psychiatry for Education and Academic Affairs at the University of New Mexico.