A Father's Love by David Goldman

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What would you do if your four-year-old son was abducted—by your spouse?

In June 2004, David Goldman took his Brazilian wife, Bruna, and their son, Sean, to the airport. She told him that they would be returning to New Jersey after a two-week vacation. Once there, however, Bruna informed Goldman that she was staying in Brazil—and keeping Sean.In the courts, Goldman found himself outmaneuvered by the legal machinations of Bruna’s new husband, a member of one of Brazil’s most powerful families. But Goldman never gave up, appealing to the media and the highest levels of the U.S. government for help. A Father’s Love is the story of Goldman’s incredible five-year battle to reunite with his abducted child – and an inspiring celebration of an ordinary man’s love for his son.


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DAVID GOLDMAN grew up in Ocean Township, New Jersey, the son of a charter boat captain. A graduate of Virginia Wesleyan College, Goldman found a career modeling and acting in television commercials. He now runs a charter boat business and does advocacy work on international child abduction. Visit bringseanhome.org.
Published May 5, 2011 by Plume. 291 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Parenting & Relationships, Political & Social Sciences, Law & Philosophy, Education & Reference. Non-fiction

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Despite the fact that U.S. courts ordered the immediate return of the Sean to the United States—where a custody hearing would be held in accordance with the Convention—Goldman was thwarted continually by the Brazilian judicial system.

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With the assistance of veteran co-author Abraham (Billy: The Untold Story of a Young Billy Graham and the Test of Faith that Almost Changed Everything, 2008, etc.), Goldman tells the story of his six-year battle to regain custody of his son Sean.

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New Jersey model and charter fisherman David Goldman's long nightmare to regain custody of his kidnapped son Sean ended on Christmas Eve 2009, but, as he recounts in the trade paperback edition of his 2011 book "A Father's Love: One Man's Unrelenting Battle to Bring His Abducted Son Home" (Plume,...

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A Father’s Love: One Man’s Unrelenting Battle to Bring His Abducted Son Home David Goldman, with Ken Abraham Viking, 269 pp., $26.95 Goldman, a former model, spent five years in a costly, Kafka-esque international quest to be reunited with his son, Sean.

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