My Brother's Hands
A Novel by Paul Barile
Published October 2015, paperback 248p (ISBN 978-09847142-4-7) $14.99, order here
Chicago polymath and playwright Paul Barile's first novel is a hilarious, charming and infectious tale of inflammatory hands, gospel songs and traveling circuses. It tells the story of Peter Campbell as he tries to negotiate his life endowed with a rare affliction. He encounters a wonderfully diverse cast of characters, snake oil salesmen and honest folk, false gods and true, battling prejudice and selfishness as he attempts to find a path through life's maze.