Latitudes: A Story of Coming Home

New Coming of Age Novel -- Overcoming Dislocation, Dysfunction and Distance. Every forty seconds a child goes missing in America. Almost half of child abductions involve parents settling a custody dispute by taking matters into their own hands. What happens to those children? What's it like to be kidnapped, not once, but twice, by your own parents? In his latest novel, LATITUDES - A Story of Coming Home, acclaimed author Anthony Caplan sets out to answer those questions. Using material from his own childhood, Caplan explores the territory between innocence and adult consciousness, the years when for so many there are no words to describe emotional trauma. Henniker, NH, May 22, 2012 - Acclaimed independent author Anthony Caplan

announces the forthcoming release of his new novel, LATITUDES - A Story of Coming Home, published by Hope Mountain Press. Available June 30, 2012 in all major bookstores and in e-book formats, LATITUDES is the story of a boy overcoming a childhood of parental kidnappings, emotional trauma and cultural dislocation. With the help of friends, teachers and sports, he learns to heal.

"I wanted to show that survivors are not just people who have overcome obvious abuse,

but also the victims of emotional trauma that are underreported in our society, especially

as divorce rates have climbed," said Caplan, explaining his motivations for writing the


Will Kogan and his three sisters are torn between their parents living in different

countries, their father in Venezuela and their mother in the United States. When their

father remarries, they learn to adapt to Venezuelan social mores. Later, installed in an

exclusive Eastern boarding school, Will reconnects with his mother living in New York

City and begins the slow process of learning the truth about his family and his place in

the world.

LATITUDES sheds light on the shadow world and human costs of international child

abductions. It also reveals the heart wisdom of forgiveness and the redemptive quality of

friendship in a story that will appeal to readers of all ages.

About the book: LATITUDES - A Story of Coming Home by Anthony Caplan

ISBN: 978-0-9815166-3-9

Publisher: Hope Mountain Press

Date of publish: June 30, 2012

Pages: 224

S.R.P.: $8.99

About the author:

Anthony Caplan is a writer, teacher and homesteader living in northern New England. He

has worked at various times as a shrimp fisherman, environmental activist, journalist,

taxi-driver, builder, window-washer, and telemarketer. His road novels, BIRDMAN and

FRENCH POND ROAD, trace the meanderings of one Billy Kagan, a footloose soul striving after sanity and love in the last years of the last century

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