Hank has a special affinity with historic places and artifacts that even he cannot explain. This unique ability becomes more apparent when Hank and his girlfriend embark on a road trip through the desert of Arizona. Leaving the safety of their everyday lives behind, Hank is forced to confront the difficulties that a thirst for knowledge and adventure can sometimes bring. Their journey through the harsh landscape tests their relationship, their courage, and ultimately, their values. An encounter with an enigmatic stranger, who seems to need Hank just as much as Hank needs him, has life-changing consequences. As the stranger's complex family history is revealed, Hank realizes that certain things will never truly be gone and forgotten... Written in a unique voice, Gone and Forgotten is a richly descriptive narrative that interweaves historical fiction with a modern day story. The questions raised by the book will linger in the mind, long after the final page has been turned.