Author(s): Carolyn Slaughter
Kurt Altman, a young man living in New York, suffers a sudden and unexplainable attack of amnesia. Increasingly paranoid, he jumps on a plane and heads South, inexplicably drawn there. On the plane he meets Hannah Brown, a business psychologist and daughter of an immigrant German Jewish family. A strong attraction draws them together and Hannah becomes a still point in Kurt's confused present. However, Kurt's urge to travel South remains strong, and he eventually finds himself in Dresden, Tennessee and in a community of German emigrants. Soon we are jolted back to the bombing of Dresden and Kurt's mother's harrowing escape.