Everything you need to understand or teach Until I Find You by John Irving.
Until I Find You is a novel about an actor named Jack Burns who is told as a young boy that his father abandoned him and his mother, but is reunited with his father as an adult when he learns his mother had not told him the entire truth.
The story begins in the 1960s as four-year-old Jack Burns and his mother leave Canada to travel through Northern Europe, supposedly looking for Jack's father, William Burns, who works as a church organist. Jack's mother is a respected tattoo artist who goes by the professional name Daughter Alice. Alice finds work in Amsterdam, Helsinki and Oslo as she leads Jack in search of his father who seems to move from place to place in search of grand church organs to play, usually leaving a trail of heart-broken women in his wake.
They seem to lose the trail in Amsterdam and Jack... View more of the Until I Find You Summary