A Friend of the Family

A Friend of the Family

by David Kubicek
     
 

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In a desolate future, long after the nuclear war, practicing medicine is illegal. Health care is provided by Healers who treat patients using primitive methods like chanting and bleeding. Hank is a doctor who practices medicine only for himself and his family. His fear of being sent to prison has estranged him from the Underground, the loose network of physicians that…  See more details below

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In a desolate future, long after the nuclear war, practicing medicine is illegal. Health care is provided by Healers who treat patients using primitive methods like chanting and bleeding. Hank is a doctor who practices medicine only for himself and his family. His fear of being sent to prison has estranged him from the Underground, the loose network of physicians that tries to help people who have lost faith in the Healers. Then late one evening a 16-year-old girl named Gina knocks on his door. She has a secret of her own and the power to destroy Hank's life if he doesn't come with her and make her seriously ill father well. But there is one catch-Gina's father is the brother of a Healer.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780615606378
Publisher:
Moaning Rocks Press
Publication date:
02/28/2012
Pages:
112
Product dimensions:
5.00(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.23(d)

Meet the Author

David Kubicek received a B.A. in English from the University of Nebraska at Lincoln. He has published several short stories (his story "Ball of Fire" was nominated for a Pushcart Prize: Best of the Small Presses in 1989), hundreds of articles, a CLIFFS NOTES on Willa Cather's MY ANTONIA, and a Hollywood producer has optioned one of his screenplays. For nine years he wrote for MBJ Publications, publishers of the Midlands Business Journal, the Lincoln Business Journal, and the Mountain Plains Business Journal. As President of Kubicek & Associates, he published five trade paperback books, including two he edited-THE PELICAN IN THE DESERT AND OTHER STORIES OF THE FAMILY FARM and OCTOBER DREAMS: A HARVEST OF HORROR (with Jeff Mason). He has published a novel, IN HUMAN FORM, and a short story collection, THE MOANING ROCKS AND OTHER STORIES. He lives with his wife, Cheryl, and their son, Sean, in Lincoln, Nebraska.

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