Heavy Snow: My Father's Disappearance
John E. Haugse
Heavy Snow is the illustrated story of a middle-aged man who must care for his aging father, a retired minister with Alzheimer's. The author weaves a poignant story of childhood, the dynamics of father/son estrangement, and a father's death, deftly detailing the progressive stages of the disease and their ramifications on the patient, caregiver and family. The conservative minister father and the Bohemian artist son struggle with a turbulent relationship for forty years. It is only through caring for his father during his illness that the son finally comes to terms with him - and finds peace within himself.