Curandero is a novel chronicling one patient’s challenging journey into the realm of mind-body medicine. Terminally ill at only twenty-seven years of age, Stefan Campeau has exhausted established treatment protocols to fight his disease, and inadvertently falls into the hands of enigmatic oncologist Dr. Miguel Calderon and controversial young herbalist Dr. Brian Sandler. Working in concurrence with each other, the two doctors’ therapies catapult Stefan into an unsettling unscrambling of his inner self, leading to a healing beyond his imagining. Curandero is a compilation of true experiences interwoven into a fictitious story.
“Spring” described the meeting between Mary Shaw and Paul Weber, a German prisoner of war and their relationship. It followed their lives after Paul had returned to Nuremberg, Mary’s pregnancy with their child and their subsequent marriages to Frank and Helene. On a business trip to London in 1952 Paul discovers Mary’s new address and establishes that she has married. “Spring” ended with Paul facing a dilemma. Should he contact Mary and, if so, how and when?
“Summer” continues from the early fifties. Mary and her husband, Frank, deal with the challenges to their family and life in the “Swinging Sixties”. It is also a period during which Paul and his family emerge from the hardships of the post war years.
During “Summer” Paul confronts his emotions and makes a life changing decision which has irreversible consequences for his own and Mary’s family.