From the Author
As the blurb on the back of the book says, this is a story about Jerome Brothers, who comes from a small town in upstate New York. He becomes an amputee when he loses his right hand in a tragic fall, then falls even harder for his physical therapist, Maria Santisia.
How does such a terrible accident happen? Well, in part, it happens because Jerome's acquaintance, Johnny Caruso, "doses" Jerome with LSD at a party.
Amputees will perhaps be fascinated (or repelled) by the fact that Jerome stubbornly refuses to test out prosthetic options. And that's true throughout the duration of the novel; readers can only wonder whether he will ever change his mind. In fact, I'm curious to know what amputee readers think about this aspect of the book.
From the Back Cover
"Mike Sahno writes with blood and guts; with humor, heart, compassion, and a radiant energy all his own. I am so happy to see him making waves in the world of fiction." - Liz Rosenberg, author of The Laws of Gravity