LTB begins as an epistolary, offering readers rare insight into the mind of a 9-year-old experiencing a devastating civil war and finding solace by writing fan letters to a Hollywood legend. It is an homage to all the frightened little boys and girls caught in inhumane situations as adults kill each other over real estate, financial gain, power, ego and religion. It is also a requiem to the millions of lives lost and generations of survivors traumatized by man’s inhumanity against man. Because wars and their consequences do not exist in a vacuum, LTB offers readers hope and context by chronicling the life of the young letter writer, Adam, through adulthood. As he grapples with his extrication from the land of his birth, a mere 50 years after his grandparents’ displacement from their centuries-old ancestral homeland, Adam continues writing one of the brightest stars of the 20th century about his experiences. LTB takes readers from the dark days of the Word War II-era Soviet Union to the star-studded parties of Hollywood, from the streets of the City of Lights, Paris, to the post-Civil War and newly rebuilt Paris of the Middle East, Beirut. This work of words captures that which is universal but tells it from the perspectives of newly-birthed characters: young Armenian medical students boasting about their conquests in bed, brooding New York filmmakers hoping to find validation for their unique visions of the world, defeated, broken slaves, laboring in a grim, future megalopolis, and a songstress, a modern-day minstrel, singing her people’s songs while making a name for herself through CNN, the New York Times and at concert venues in the Middle East, Europe and the Americas. Travel the world, trip through history and some of the biggest news stories of the day, experience love, generational traumas, war and peace, material, psychological, spiritual losses and gains, dreams and heartbreak and the evolution of men and women finding their true essence, and be entertained, by reading a young boy’s Letters to Barbra.
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