An Extraordinary Life
An Extraordinary Life
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Paris, Ile-de-France, France

This story originates in Paris, France, moves to Frankfurt, Germany, then to Detroit, MI, and finally San Diego, CA.

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Submited by: Daniel Freeman (Writer)
Writer(s): Daniel C. Freeman
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“Sit down Daniel. I’m not your mother,” Johnnie spoke. Daniel was a college sophomore when given this news. A spellbinding epistolary story of love, hate, lust, and infidelity told through the actual letters and legal documents kept within a multicultural family between 1945 and 1969.


In December 1944, P. Frank, a U.S. Army African-American draftee, casually walked into the Pharamcie De La Nation in Paris and "there before him was the most gorgeous and charming girl he had ever seen. So P. Frank avowed to himself to go back to that store when he was back in Paris. Ten days later (January 1945) he was back at the drug store when the young lady told him her name was Sophie and as she was about to go home, asked him if he would like to meet her parents." At the time, P. Frank could not have imagined, that this chance encounter and friendship/marriage would lead to a ten year " international war" involving the use of private detectives, infidelity, the birth, kidnapping attempt and custody battle of their son, the U.S. State Department, the governments of France and Germany, and a job discrimination grievance with the U.S. Army that found its way to the White House. This epistolary memoir of love, lust, loss, betrayal, and redemption is told through the letters and documents written by family members, lawyers, a U.S. congressmen (John D. Dingell Sr. -MI / a U.S. senator (Charles E. Potter - MI,) U.S. State Department, National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP: Walter White / Roy Wilkins), and U.S. Army.

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  • Denzel Waashington
    Denzel Waashington as P. Frank Freeman
    Male 30 Years old
  • Anne Hathaway
    Anne Hathaway as Sophie
    Female 23 Years old

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