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Gareth Crocker Explains How Journey from Darkness Brought Him Closer to His Father

Journey from DarknessGareth Crocker was interviewed by The Citizen, where he talked about how the book that his dad dreamed up, Journey From Darkness, became a journey of self-discovery and love. The father and son grew closer during its writing, and Crocker describes how mentioning the book and its progress made his father happy whilst he battled stage four stomach cancer.

The protagonists in Journey From Darkness, a story about adventurers who have a strong, strange bond with a group of elephants, are brothers. What were the dynamics of Crocker exploring that relationship alongside a relative with whom he has a very different kind of relationship?

“My dad is a shy, retiring guy,” says Crocker, “so when he told me he had an idea for a book I just said, ‘Yes, Dad, that’s great.’

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