Monday May 25, 2020

The endless search

Douglas Galbraith hasn't seen his two sons since they were abducted by their Japanese mother and taken to Japan in 2003. Here, he tells of his ongoing quest to be reunited with them.

21st April, 2012
Douglas Galbraith: 'As a parent, your sense of the future is defined by your children, and when they go . . . you're nobody.' Photo: Tony O'Shea

My husband reads the book jacket of Douglas Galbraith's new novel My Son, My Son, and says he can't read any further. Says he knows what happens. That the man's abducted children are dead. I read the book jacket and ask why he would think that. After all, the man's children weren't taken by just anyone - they were taken by their mother.

In the first week of July 2003, Galbraith left his home in...

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