Jack Santos never had a father--or so he believed. All his life he was told that his father was killed in the Vietnam War. Jack was raised by his mother alone, and he was always searching for something he couldn't name. However, a twist of fate changes everything he thought he knew. He discovers that his father isn't dead after all and that for the past three decades he has been suspended between life and death, between dreaming and waking. Jack is hungry for everything he can find out about this father, Levi Harper. And the only link he has to the past is through Levi's journals. It is through these journals that Jack discovers who his father really is: From a small boy in Paradise Bay, California, to an eager youung man going off to Vietnam, to a young husband who desperately want a future for his wife, Levi Harper reveals his loves, dreams, hopes...and secrets. Can Jack discover the truth about his own life? And can he find the love that will always bring him back to Paradise Bay? For anyone who came of age in the 1950s, 60s, or 70s, this book is a story that will show you the true meaning of love and take you home again.