Richard Watt, writer of fiction and non-fiction
Richard is the author of Going Back, to be published in 2013, and the Dear Friends letters, a regular column which ran in the Prince George Citizen newspaper.
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Going Back - coming in 2013!
Going Back is the story of how one man had to travel back to the scene of the experiences which shaped him as a teenager in order to understand everything which has happened to him since
West Germany, 1978 Andy Macintyre, on a two-week exchange visit with his schoolmates to a village in the shadow of the East German border, finds himself drawn into the dark world of his host's sister, Karla. What Karla does to him changes who he is, but, lost in his own problems, he doesn't see that others around him have also been damaged.
Germany, 2003 Twenty-five years later, Andrew Macintyre returns to the site of the trip, to find the Iron Curtain gone, and discovers that his memories don't tell the whole story of what happened that summer. Slowly, he uncovers the truth of how one family's pain seeped into his life, and the lives of his friends. As he rekindles old friendships, he begins to understand that coming to terms with the past might give him the best chance of breaking free of it.
Going Back is the story of how the past informs the present, even when it is only remembered in fragments, and of why it is never too late to pull down the fences we build around ourselves.