“Decades after their tragic deaths, two women haunt the lives of two men broken by grief and a hasty adoption. One of the men finally comes to terms with his loss and finds love again. One cannot.”
I didn’t provide a description of my story in previous posts, so I’ve added one here to help you critique my pitch. You’ll note there are two Susannas. There’s a reason for that, but you’ll have to read the entire novel to understand.
Crippled by grief after his beloved wife dies giving birth to their son, Sam gives up infant Tom for adoption. Unable to recover from Susanna’s death, Sam gives up on life and love, and volunteers for continuous duty in Vietnam. Sam never stops regretting abandoning his son, but he cannot bear the constant reminder of Susanna in Tom.
Tom, having grown up listening to stories of his…
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