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It is 1998. In the cargo hold of a private railcar lies a casket. Seventy-four-year-old Hagen Beckenbauer is taking someone home to be buried on the family's farm. Hagen meets Emily, hired through the rail company to be his service attendant for the trip from New Mexico to New Jersey. As they travel together, Hagen tells the incredible story of him, his family, and the special passenger in the cargo hold.
A deeply moving first novel from new author Seph Gannon, about how the Beckenbauer family survive the most unthinkable and brutal experiences of World Wars I and II. This is a book which will change you. It will teach you that with hope, kindness, utter resilience and love, everything is possible.