Descrição do produto
Six months ago Roberto Sanchez was on top of the world's highest mountain.
Now, he can't walk.
The tragic accident on Mount Everest changes everything for Roberto, a loving 48-year-old husband to Monique, and father to Jenny. As a professional mountain climber and motivational speaker, he had reached the summit of many mountains and helped others reach theirs.
Now facing the toughest climb of his life, Roberto is troubled by his own ideals and morals. As his family life tumbles through turbulent events, he is no longer the giver of service but the recipient--a shift that infuses anger and pushes away the people he loves most.
When Jenny receives her father's private journal--the one he promised as her inheritance, once he was dead--it is a race against time for her to get to him before it's too late.
Inspired by real-life events, this is Roberto's story--a broken man's climb from the furthest depths of human grief to the heights of self awareness and discovery. It is a story that plumbs the very depths of the human psyche, showing the options for triumph or torment in choices and perspectives open to us all.
Sobre o Autor
Jack Langedijk is a passionate storyteller with contagious optimism and original ideas. He has delivered many ground-breaking workshops in leadership and listening to diverse audiences including elementary school children, families and corporations. Jack founded QUEST-I'm-ON, a not-for-profit organization with a mission to create and foster healthy relationships within schools, workplaces and homes. He received his BFA in Montreal at Concordia University and his MFA at York University in Toronto. Jack had also taught acting and directing at Concordia University and Ryerson University in Toronto. "because" is his debut novel which combines lessons learned from his own life with a fictional setting that articulates and instills fresh strategies for social issues such as teen bullying. With powerful anecdotes and vivid metaphors, the novel expresses real life obstacles and the possibilities of achievements for all of us. Jack lives with his wife and daughter in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.