"Heaven Above, Earth Below, and My Heart is in Between after reading this incredible story of bonding, overcoming the demons of the past, and new beginnings. From the hallowed grave of the USS Indianapolis to the invisible prison bars of guilt, you will live and feel every emotion in this gripping tale. Buy it, read it, share it. Mark Perretta's heartwarming writing needs to be spread around."
An inspirational coming-of-age story dealing with family, faith, sacrifice, and honor, Heaven Above, Earth Below weaves the lives of three men in a modern-day metamorphosis that will warm the patriotic heart.
Eldest son in the Mann family, Navy lieutenant Jason Mann has flown over 50 successful missions in Iraq. Finally returning to the States, he reunites with his family, continues to work as a Naval flight instructor, and looks forward to life after the military.
Younger son John is on a quest to prove himself as a man. After legal troubles force him to spend community service hours at a local retirement home, he meets an old man, a survivor from the USS Indianapolis, who helps John balance his life and priorities.With his adventures at the retirement home and living at home with his mother and little sister, John is set on an adventure that provides him the answers he seeks.
Plagued with nightmares of a tragedy that happened almost 60 years ago, the old man attempts to confront the demons of his past while continuing to live within the invisible prison bars of guilt. Only with John's help is he able to finally break free.