The Young Sailor

Memoir of Love and Adventure

by Al Cadondon



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 9/26/2017

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 232
ISBN : 9781532028977
Format : Hardcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 232
ISBN : 9781532028991
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 232
ISBN : 9781532028984

About the Book

Albert is a happy-go-lucky Philippine-born sailor who joins the United States Navy to see the world and enjoy wine, women, and song—hopefully in every port. When he meets Sheila, an irresistible blonde, while docked in Boston, it is not long before she takes his virginity and his heart. Sheila, who loves reading and writing poetry, seems the perfect match for Albert, who has dreams of becoming a naval officer. She finds him warm and affectionate. He finds her beautiful and caring. But shortly after they fall in love, Albert’s ship departs on a six-month Mediterranean cruise. As their relationship is tested by the distance, temptations lure Albert, and soon he is unable to resist his attraction to attractive women. Meanwhile, as Sheila patiently waits for him back home, she begins to grow lonelier by the day and wonders whether he will forget her. But after she receives a letter from her long-lost marine boyfriend and Albert returns home, Sheila is left with a decision that has the potential to change everything. In this tale of love gained and lost, a young sailor sets out on a journey of self-discovery, where he learns about himself, his dreams, and what he wants for his future.

About the Author

Alfonso Cadondon started reading and writing poetry in his first year of high school, at the age of twelve. He has a bachelor of arts in business administration from National University, San Diego, California. He is a successful real estate broker and investor, and he’s a stock day trader, which keeps him financially independent. He has three beautiful daughters. Knowing that they are successful in their careers, are happily married, and have wonderful lives is the best accomplishment in his life. He has seven beautiful grandchildren. He currently lives in San Diego.