Write Letter to Billy
A novel by Toby Olson
October 1, 2000 • 6 x 9 • 368 pages • 978-1-56689-103-5
In this literary adventure tale, Bill teaches deep-sea diving to his daughter and discovers deep secrets about his own past.
United with a long-lost teenage daughter, a retired Navy underwater repair specialist investigates a mysterious list his father had written just before his death. Some of the items are crossed off, but one of the unfinished tasks haunts him: “Write letter to Billy.” What had his father planned to tell him? What he learns changes his life forever. Influenced by D. H. Lawrence, William Faulkner, and Charles Dickens, Toby Olson’s pointed examination of memory and consciousness illustrates how the unraveling of external mystery leads to self-discovery.