From the back cover:
In search of love, absolution, or forgiveness, Charles Boatman leaves the Fraser Valley of British Columbia and returns mysteriously to Vietnam, where he fought twenty-nine years earlier as a young, reluctant soldier. But what he finds there seems irreconcilable with his memories. When he disappears, his daughter, Ada, and her brother, Jon, travel to Vietnam, to the streets of Danang and beyond, to search for him. As their quest takes them into the heart of a country that is at once incomprehensible, impassive, and beautiful, they become entangled in the lives of those they encounter and, gradually, the truth of their father’s fate becomes known. Moving between father and daughter, the present and the past, The Time in Between is an unforgettable story about on family, two cultures, and a profound emotional journey.