Throughout his childhood, Nicholas Casey, Madrid bureau chief for The New York Instances, obtained visits from his father. He would arrive from some faraway place the place the ships on which he labored had taken him, regaling his son with countless tales. He had black curly hair like Nicholas’s and the beard he would in the future develop.
However then after Nicholas’s seventh birthday, he vanished.
It was the start of a thriller that will lead the reporter to Cuba, South America and Los Angeles on a mission of selfhood.
The familial riddle that plagued him would stay unsolved till his thirty third birthday with a present from his mom: an ancestry take a look at.
He questioned whether or not the reality about his father modified one thing important about him or, in his phrases, “whether or not this lengthy journey that has led me to so many corners of the world wasn’t as a result of I used to be looking for him, however as a result of I am him.”
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Further manufacturing for The Sunday Learn was contributed by Emma Kehlbeck, Parin Behrooz, Carson Leigh Brown, Anna Diamond, Elena Hecht, Desiree Ibekwe, Tanya Perez, Marion Lozano, Corey Schreppel, Margaret Willison and Kate Winslett. Particular due to Mike Benoist, Sam Dolnick, Laura Kim, Julia Simon, Lisa Tobin, Blake Wilson and Ryan Wegner.