Depressions’ Child tells the story of a man whose personality was altered by the Great Depression. Throughout his life the hardships that he endured turned him toward a bitter single purpose. He worked for financial gain in the mistaken belief that success would shield him from another horrid economic downturn. He was a person forced to fight bare knuckles in alleyways for prize money to buy bread. His own family became a means to an end. Only on his deathbed at age ninety-four did he realize that the depression sickness had caused him to hurt those he loved and he finally understood why his own son called him, The Emperor.
The story is told in classical tradition with the chapters reflecting the four imagined elements of the ancients--Fire, Earth, Air and Water. Each reinforces the overall mood changes of the individual and of the times. Here mythology, science, religion and psychology are interwoven to highlight various aspects of his incredible journey through dark periods in his life
It is a sad story that clearly proves that history can invade the psychology of the present.