The Truth of a Spirit Dying

The Burden of a Fatherless Child

by Carlton Huff



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 7/26/2005

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 214
ISBN : 9780595365494

About the Book

The Truth of a Spirit Dying is about forgiveness. Identifying the counterparts of our struggles and embracing them. Facing the ghosts of our past and confronting them. It's about one family's trials and tribulations relating to the loss of a primary figure in the cycle of life. It's a journey in search of answers that lead to the discovery of a greater cause and a higher power.

The Truth of a Spirit Dying highlights the devastating trickle down affect that a father's absence has on a mother and her children. Also, the courage and strength she displays as a single mother attempting to fulfill the role of both mother and father, while her effort goes unnoticed by her children. As the mother struggles to keep the family together she uses drinking as a mechanism to cope with the loss of the only man she ever loved and the fading images of her children. As she becomes more dependent on alcohol, her children become less dependent on her and are forced to nurture their own existence. The family is quickly broken up and subsequently begin their journeys through life carrying the burden of being fatherless children, an inheritance that would never die.

About the Author

After eight-years in foster care and detention, two and a half-years in prison, four-years of undergraduate studies, and completing a one-year master?s program in Social Work, Carlton has spent the past four-years giving back to underserved populations throughout New York State. Carlton resides in Brooklyn, NY.