A Father's Love

A Father’s Love

One Man’s Unrelenting Battle to Bring His Abducted Son Home

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Additional Formats
  • Paperback
  • ISBN 9780452297913
  • 304 Pages
  • Plume
  • Adult


What would you do if your four-year-old son was abducted—by your spouse?In June 2004, David Goldman took his Brazilian wife, Bruna, and their son, Sean, to the airport. She told him that they would be returning to New Jersey after a two-week vacation. Once there, however, Bruna informed Goldman that she was staying in Brazil—and keeping Sean.

In the courts, Goldman found himself outmaneuvered by the legal machinations of Bruna’s new husband, a member of one of Brazil’s most powerful families. But Goldman never gave up, appealing to the media and the highest levels of the U.S. government for help. A Father’s Love is the story of Goldman’s incredible five-year battle to reunite with his abducted child – and an inspiring celebration of an ordinary man’s love for his son.


“Gut-wrenching . . . a journey of unimaginable heartbreak and loss.” — BookPage

“A riveting tale of an unusual abduction.” — Kirkus Reviews

“One engaging and bittersweet volume.” — New Jersey Monthly