Secretly written for an audience of two – the author’s children – and hidden for years, this collection of 10 short stories offers a window into the life of a man touched by terror. The journey begins 100 days prior to the 11th as the narrator argues with his father, a first responder, demanding he spend more time with his wife of 40 years as she battles breast cancer. After the attacks we follow the narrator as he tries to move forward as a father and we are drawn into the tale as his world splinters under the weight of loss. Ending with attendance of the Guantanamo Bay hearings we are left to witness a previously kept secret regarding the narrator’s interaction with the GTMO prisoners. A Piece of Me stands as a book of hope, a book of empathy and a book of compassion.
To date, this book appears in limited print; shared with the author’s family, first responders and those assisting the author and his family. The current set of books has been donated to the Museum and 100% of proceeds from book sales go directly to the support of the Memorial and Museum. According to the author, it is his way of saying thank you to the Memorial and Museum community.
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By Beasley Daniel Kinkade.
A Piece of Me offers a peek behind the veil of what it is like to lose someone on 9/11.