• Saigon, Adieu
  • Saigon, Adieu
  • Saigon, Adieu
  • Saigon, Adieu

Saigon, Adieu

Saigon Adieu

Last Voyage of the SS Beguine

A story of love lost; and in losing love, self-renewal. The object of the love is not a person. It is a time and a place and a way of life. This love has much beauty, yet is unsustainable. It is star-crossed and doomed. The lover is not one person, but several. They are the misfit men, and two women, of the cargo tramp SS Beguine of the port of Saigon, French Indochina, on the eve of WWII. Their very lives and loves are on this ship in this port and at this time. In the moment of crisis, the nexus of historical events, they must face the music. They must leave behind all that they know and love, and strike out into an uncertain future. To do so, they must be willing to risk themselves as sacrifice for the chance that others may live, and that if they survive they may find “a new way to be alive.”

This historical novel is a work in progress, planned for publication in 2018.