Two left-behind parents with international cases have published books in December of 2011 relating to the parental kidnapping issue:


Parental Kidnapping in America: An Historical and Cultural Analysis[Paperback]

by Maureen Dabbagh

Book Description

ISBN-10: 0786465336 | ISBN-13: 978-0786465330 | Publication Date: December 6, 2011

In 2010, the U.S. Department of Justice reported an average of 200,000 cases of parental kidnapping each year. More than just the byproduct of a nasty custody dispute, parental kidnapping–defined as one parent taking his or her child and denying access of the child to the other parent–represents a form of child abuse that has sometimes resulted in the sale, abandonment and even death of children. This candid exploration of parental kidnapping in America from the eighteenth century to the present clarifies many misconceptions and reveals how the external influences of American social, political, legal, and religious culture can exacerbate family conflict, creating a social atmosphere ripe for abduction.

Life and Nihonjin: Dispatches from JapanĀ [Paperback]

by Alex Kahney

Book Description

Publication Date: December 1, 2011

LIFE AND NIHONJIN relates, in the form of e-mail messages sent to family and friends abroad over many years, the true story of an Englishman who relocated to Japan in confident hope of finding prosperity but instead little-by-little lost everything, including his own children, to a harsh and strange land of the selfless non-entity where everybody is, Alex Kahney contends, at last reduced to nothing. The essay NIHONJIN (the Japanese word for Japanese people), in which Kahney describes Nihonjin as the anti-westerners, is an eye-opening look at how a modern society can hold a wholly different perspective to western views on what life is all about. The series of messages in LIFE , as the name suggests, touches on a wide variety of incidents and ideas, on chance occurrences, on dreams, the day s current events, family, work, and death. The nail that sticks out will be hammered back in. – Japanese saying