My Uncle's New Eyes
by Joseph Hirsch
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Pub Date 16 Jul 2020 | Archive Date 30 Jul 2020
When Michael Reeves gets suspended from the rural Arizona boarding school/rehab facility where his rich stepfather put him, Mike’s mom, at her wit’s end, sends him to live with a family member who has a hacienda in the countryside. Enter Uncle Jimmy.
Michael’s great-uncle Jimmy “Grim Reaper” Reeves is a former world champion boxer who is punch-drunk from a hard career, on top of suffering the usual vagaries of old age. He’s also the subject of an experiment, a revolutionary new therapy that holds the promise of helping Uncle Jimmy recover his memories and potentially altering the lives of millions of other seniors, if successful.
It sounds good, only what if the ex-boxer remembers some things that were perhaps best left forgotten?
My Uncle’s New Eyes is part coming-of-age novel, part science fiction meditation, with more than a dash of noir and horror thrown in.
A Note From the Publisher
Joseph Hirsch is the author of several published books as well as numerous short stories, essays, and poems. He holds an M.A. in Germanistik from the University of Cincinnati.
“A finely crafted piece of work that leaves you guessing until the very end.” –Underground Voices
“A satisfying blend of science fiction, mystery, horror, and the coming of age.” –Midwest Book Review
“A taut, slow-burn thriller that keeps you seared to the page.” –David Dubrow, author of the Armageddon series
“Joseph Hirsch is scary good.” –Jed Ayres, author of Peckerwood
“A writer of uncommon talent.” –Tom Kakonis, author of Treasure Coast and Criss Cross
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Unique premise and well-drawn characters, with plenty of "left turns" along the way to keep the reader intrigued. I thoroughly enjoyed the book, and would recommend it to all readers searching for top-rate writing. Perfect summer read!
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