B.R.A.G. Medallion Honoree

Parentheses A Memoir of My Life Before, During and After My Death

Two days before he would die from a cardiac arrest during a routine medical procedure and be resuscitated after forty minutes of CPR, Fredrick Swan wrote a skeptical prayer in a journal.  Discouraged and depressed he asked the Universe that he might wake from his upcoming procedure a “changed man, a man with a differing view” of his life.   Ten months later the same physician that had resuscitated the author was summoned to perform life-saving surgery on Swan’s wife.

A memoir about life on both sides of an event labeled by some medical staff as a “miracle”, Parentheses provides a rare and sensitive glimpse into the heart and the mind of a man as he searches through his troubled and abusive childhood, his quest as an adult to find a birth parent, his life as a husband threated with the loss of his wife, his questions about the existence of God and the physical and psychological debris left from a catastrophic event.

Parentheses is a story of the resiliency of the human spirit.  It takes a spirited path that will resonate with readers who, despite the enormous losses and challenges we all eventually encounter, continue to hope and who continue to aspire to use to the fullest any day and any potential they are given.

The memoir’s author, Fredrick Swan, is an artist and the publisher of an on-line magazine.

Author website

indieBRAG website

 

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s