By Ian Morgan Cron
"When I first came across the grainy photo in my mother's desk-me as a towheaded yr previous sitting in what I keep in mind used to be a salmon-orange-stained lifeboat-I was once crushed by way of the sensation that the boy within the boat was once no longer waving and guffawing on the individual snapping the picture up to he used to be frantically attempting to get the eye of the fellow i'm this present day. The boy used to be beckoning me to affix him on a voyage during the harrowing straits of reminiscence. He was once playing that if we survived the passage, we would realize an ocean the place the previous could turn into the wind at our again instead of a using gale to the nostril of our boat. This publication is the list of that voyage."
At the age of 16, Ian Morgan Cron used to be instructed by way of his mom that his father, a movie govt, additionally labored for the CIA in Europe. This magnificent revelation, coupled along with his father's darkish struggles with alcoholism, upended the area of a boy suffering to turn into a guy. a long time later, as he faces his personal own demons, Ian realizes the one technique to locate peace is to voyage again via a adolescence marked via extremes--privilege and worry, violence and tenderness, fact and deceit--that he is spent years attempting to fail to remember. during this unusually humorous and forgiving memoir, Ian reminds us that regardless of how assorted the items can be, finally we're all minimize from an analogous fabric, stitched by way of religion into a fantastic cover of grace.