How can I sum up something that took years to write in 400 characters or less? I struggle more with this short paragraph than any other writing I ever have to do.
Well, after some head-banging, this is what I've come up with:
"Part One: family and childhood from the outside looking in" is the first installment of a four-part series that asks the question: Can anyone ever truly be more than the sum of his experiences? These 14 memories are simply mere reflections of a lifetime ... an attempt to construct the whole of a man from fragments of his past.
Part Two: love and hate and the stuff in between
Part Three: strangers in other places, other times
Part Four: death and dying and other unknowns