HALF THE CHILD author reading



Please join us for a book discussion on Saturday, April 27th

1:00pm to 3:30pm at the Holliston, MA public library

752 Washington Street, Holliston, MA

Questions?  You can email Dana:  danalaq@gmail.com

*RSVP helpful but not required

HALF THE CHILD takes place over four consecutive summers in the lives of Michael Mullen and his son Benjamin, who ages from 2½ to 5½. The novel chronicles the separation, divorce, custody battle, and abduction that threaten to tear apart father and son. For Mike, an air traffic controller at New York’s LaGuardia Airport, the cost of asserting his rights as a father and Ben’s rights as a son continues to escalate and negatively affects Mike’s career, education, financial state, friendships, romantic life, physical health, and emotional well-being. Yet he steadfastly refuses to consider a life that consists of him living apart from Ben. Ultimately, they will write their own love story. HALF THE CHILD was a semi-finalist in both the James Jones First Novel Competition and the William Faulkner Creative Writing Competition.

William J. McGee is a journalist, teacher, and consumer advocate. He also is the author of ATTENTION ALL PASSENGERS, a nonfiction exposé of the airline industry. He lives in Connecticut.

*A brief clip of the documentary, ERASING FAMILY will be shown at the closing of this event.

2 thoughts on “HALF THE CHILD author reading

  1. Dana,
    It’s been too long….I think we have a lot to catch up on…

    But first off I heard from Dad that Jana had a stroke? Is that right? Is she ok? Is she still in the hospital? That’s too bad…

    Also, I would love to go to this book reading…but I can’t…I’m moving to Portugal! I leave on April 29th! Not sure for how long…but at least for a couple of months hopefully more…

    But maybe we could at least have a chat…so we can catch up a bit…
    Take care,

    Sent from my iPad


    1. Kerry, that news is amazing! Yes, true about Jana. She is at a rehabilitation facility in Tuscon which is good. Yes, let’s talk before you go!


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