HALF THE CHILD: Debut novel by William J. McGee explores custody, child abduction and parental alienation — from a devoted dad's perspective
Tens of millions of fathers and mothers—and their children—are victims of parental alienation, which can take a variety of painful forms. Awareness of this issue of "family bond obstruction"
William J. McGee, author of HALF THE CHILD, received an MFA in Fiction from Columbia University and has taught undergraduate and graduate Creative Writing at Hofstra University. An award-winning nonfiction writer as well, McGee is the author of Attention All Passengers (HarperCollins, 2012), an exposé of the airline industry. He's following that up with AirFear, a scripted television drama now in development. McGee has worked in airline flight operations management at LaGuardia Airport and served in the U.S. Air Force Auxiliary. He is a native of Queens, where most of the novel is set. McGee now lives in Connecticut, where he is working on another novel. He is also a devoted father.
HALF THE CHILD
A Novel by William J. McGee
Published by: CreateSpace
ISBN-13: 978-0692145340 (William J. McGee)
Available on Amazon: July, 2018
$15.95 trade paperback
* Semi-finalist, James Jones First Novel Competition
* Semi-finalist, William Faulkner Creative Writing Competition
"Heartbreaking, hilarious, emotionally raw, and still packed with suspense on every page… a laugh-through-
— Katherine Taylor, author of Valley Fever and Rules for Saying Goodbye
"Smart, funny, and deeply moving, Half the Child offers a fresh and refreshing take on the perils of parenthood and the healing of damaged families."
— Judith Stone, author of When She Was White: The True Story of a Family Divided By Race
"An irresistible page-turner but at the same time thoughtful, precise, and wise in its observations…
— Tom De Haven, author of It's Superman! and the Derby Dugan Trilogy
Les Luchter, LL Communications