The deep bond between a boy and his grandfather may be the only thing that can save the old man's life when he suffers a heart attack. But first the boy must overcome his feelings of helplessness and guilt.With the imaginative assistance of Dooley, the nephew of a local nurse who knows a mysterious ritual called "soul switching," the narrator discovers, in a reluctant flight to the farthest edges of faith, the miraculous and healing power of love.In the best literary tradition of Truman Capote and Carson McCullers, award-winning novelist Bruce Brooks tells this spellbinding tale with a compassionate understanding of the capacity of children to transcend pain with amazing grace.
- Hardback | 70 pages
- 144.78 x 208.28 x 12.7mm | 249.47g
- 15 Sep 1990
- HarperCollins Publishers
- New York, NY, United States
"With uncommon insight, Brooks reveals the feelings and concerns of a boy dealing with a loss of special magnitude. A beautifully written, notably perceptive brief novel."" -- K." "A story whose uncompromised humanity will draw and hold readers regardless of age."" -- BL."