The Unspoken

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The Unspoken follows the plight of Daniel Amos, a fifty-nine year old preacher on a journey to find out the truth about his son, Jay, killed in a motorcycle accident ten years earlier. Daniel befriends his son's companions and, through their personal experiences, glimpses his son's secret existence, and dwells on the possibility his son may have taken his own life. More
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About Don Zelma

I am a foreign news video producer. At age twenty-four, I left Australia on a journey, spending much of my life reporting war and civil strife. I’ve documented every major conflict since then, from Bosnia, Chechnya and Rwanda, through to today’s Arab Spring. Interestingly, I found it wasn’t the appalling events seen in war or, unfortunately, the death of colleagues that tormented me most, but matters of the heart.

In many intimate moments I learnt things I later didn’t want to know. This is where the real stories were – pillow talk and the profound two-o’clock-in-the-morning conversations with friends. The tragic fact is my fictional story is a watered-down version of the truth, because the truth was unbearable to write.

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Hayley Sherman reviewed on July 23, 2012

Zelma beautifully captures the unrest caused by unanswered questions as a man in the autumn of his life desperately seeks closure on his son's death.
As in life, his probings seem only to lead to more questions and I enjoyed the fact that there are no easy answers or quick fixes in this book. It's all about the journey, which is well-paced and unexpected.
A poignant read set against a fiery Australian landscape rarely captured in literature. I would definitely recommend this.
(reviewed the day of purchase)
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