Inspired by true events, this fast-paced and compelling novel chronicles a handicapped family's struggle to overcome seemingly insurmountable odds. A story of personal transformation, it documents their life-and-death struggles and their ability to give so much when they have so little.
Their plight is set in stark contrast to the materialism of contemporary society and the public ridicule and social rejection they suffer as a result of their handicaps—short term memory loss and epilepsy.
Garnet Dewitt has been having epileptic seizures for as long as he can remember—some so severe he wakes up in the hospital bruised and battered with no recollection of what happened. Finally, doctors are able to isolate the area of his brain responsible for the seizures. But during surgery, something goes terribly wrong and it's unclear if he will ever recover.
In the meantime, his handicapped wife Ella, struggling with public ridicule and dwindling finances, has a terrible fall that lands her in hospital and doctors discover she has a brain tumor that must be operated on.
But, she slips into a coma and enters a dark world that seems real on one hand and eerily surreal on the other.
Debbie Dupree, a successful realtor and the epitome of a capitalist machine, is her only hope for survival. Debbie starts helping them to ease her guilty conscience just as her own life begins to unravel.
But is it too late?
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About the Author
Author William Blackwell studied journalism at Calgary’s Mount Royal University and English literature at Vancouver’s University of British Columbia. He worked as a print journalist for many years before deciding to pen dark fiction novels. He has written almost twenty novels. Prior to his writing career, Blackwell wandered aimlessly from job to job. He held many titles including laborer, painter, auto-body mechanic, road lane marker, fish plant worker, gas jockey, clothing salesman, used car salesman, hardware sales clerk, warehouse shipper/receiver and even a short stint shoveling crap for a living. Blackwell has written for advertising companies, radio stations and numerous newspapers. Although he writes predominantly horror novels, Blackwell has dabbled in other genres including sci-fi, psychological thriller, dark thriller, inspirational fiction, post-apocalyptic fiction and paranormal. Some of his novels are difficult to categorize as they cross into multiple genres. His work has been characterized as raw, gritty and real. Blackwell lived in Vancouver for many years, where he studied his craft and honed his skills. He also lived in Calgary for many years where he worked as a journalist for various newspapers. Currently he lives on a secluded acreage on Prince Edward Island and often travels to third-world countries where he finds the inspiration for many of his books. He loves to travel, read, write, socialize, and live life on the raw fringe of society. Blackwell writes first to feed his addiction and satisfy his need to create. He also writes to “educate, influence, entertain, and scare the hell out of you.” To learn more about Blackwell's work and read the musings of a meandering mind, please visit his website: http://www.wblackwell.com Thanks for stopping by.
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