Marilyn Brown Novel Award
An honorable mention award of $200 goes to Don Marshall for
i>Seeker, an intriguing story that begins with two
missionaries presumed dead in an explosion in their Paris
apartment building. The father of one of them, unable to put
aside the spiritual feeling that his son is still alive, goes
on a worldwide search to the upper Midwest, to New York, to
Paris, to the South of France, to the Caribbean, to San
Francisco, to Tahiti.
The loss this story explores, loss of connection between
fathers and sons in LDS culture, or a deep and pervasive
bafflement at how a father shall be a father to his son, is
a serious matter, and Seeker takes an honest and
earnest look at it.