The Lost Child of Philomena Lee : A Mother, Her Son, and a Fifty-Year Search
by Martin Sixsmith
Editor: Pan MacMillan
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When she became pregnant as a teenager in Ireland in 1952, Philomena Lee was sent to the convent in Roscrea, Co.Tipperary County being maintained as a fallen womanShe cared for her three-year-old baby until the Church took her from her and sold her, like countless others, from America to adoption.Forced to sign a document promising never to try to see her child, however, she spent the next fifty years secretly searching for him, ignoring that he was looking for her to cross the Atlantic.Philomena, the son of renowned Michael Hess, grew up to be a top Washington lawyer and an official Republican leader in the Bush and Reagan administrations.But he was a gay man in a homophobic party where he had to hide not only from his sexuality, but, ultimately, the fact that he had AIDSIn a short period of time he returned to Ireland and the convent where he was born: his desperate quest to find his mother, before he died, left an inheritance that was to take place with unexpected consequences for all concerned.Philomena Lee’s Lost Child is the story of a mother and son whose lives were marked by the forces of hypocrisy on both sides of the Atlantic and the secrets they were forced to follow.A compelling account of the human, love and loss story of Martin Sixsmith’s mobile account is both heartbreaking but ultimately redemptive
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