About The Book
This is a modern day story about an old man and a boy; their lives forever integrated by an accident and an evil doctor’s insatiable drive to unravel the mysteries of the human mind. The ensuing operation pushes the medical boundaries beyond moral and ethical limits. The end result is a situation in which a relatively mature individual is forced to cope as a young teenager in an inescapable dysfunctional family environment. Deep family emotions grounded in despair and denial are uprooted and gradually exposed in unexpected hilarious twists and turns. A temporary unsettled peace culminates in another disaster. Played out in two very different countries (Canada and South Africa) difficult cultural and racial issues of past generations are laid bare. Two young South African doctors aid the teenager while protecting a fragile new South Africa from civil war in the post ‘Apartheid’ era. Supported too by his rejuvenated family, the youngster’s startling wisdom and keen sense of humor serve to strengthen the relationships between the characters as the forces of good and evil wrestle for control of the ultimate prize - immortality.
'I was given a copy of this book by the author. I am not an editor so no fancy words and phrases here. All I can tell you is that I found this book a very enjoyable read. Barry told me I needed to get through the first 10 pages. I thought he meant it was a slow start, with a lot of background information. Wrong! It started off at a run and the last paragraph in that first chapter was a total surprise. I didn't see that one coming! The characters then started to build and it kept me interested through the entire story right to the end. I also like the fact that it's not for a particular age group. I'm a senior and I feel my pre teen grandsons would also enjoy it.'