A unique and beautifully written book – part memoir, part history, part travelogue – The Lost Pilot charts a gripping journey of discovery and reconciliation. I wanted to tell my father's story and call it 'The Lost Pilot'. Not that he was a pilot, but the kamikaze trying to kill him off Okinawa in 1945 was, and he missed. He got blown to pieces; my father was able to go on, to have children, to have me. What about the lost pilot – who was he? I want this to find his flesh and blood. Dead man, here is my father's story, a message in a bottle, to you.