More than fifty years ago on Okinawa, Old Man Richards found a little girl on a cliff from where her mother had jumped to her death. He loved her. He left her. Now, nearing the end of his life, can he find that love again without finding her?
World War II emptied much out of many lives, but it also built bonds ordinary life cannot recreate, bonds unbreakable by time, trials or people, bonds born of violent death, bonds which survive violent death. This is a story of one of those bonds and the people it touched.
Earl Griffin was born in Childress County, Texas on February 20, 1953. He grew up on a farm along the Prairie Dog Town Fork of the Red River. He graduated from Texas Christian University in 1975 and from Texas Tech School of Law in 1978. He lives in Childress and practices law. He has written several books and novellas: “The Escadara”, “Hearts In Passing”, “Wasted Coincidences While Waiting For The Ferry From Red Hook”, “I. C.”, and now, “The Last Orphan Maker”.