Growing Children (Paperback)

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Growing Children (Paperback)

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From your favorite "tell-it-like-it-is" storyteller, Salustiano Berrios, whose novels have been praised for their lack of censorship, comes his most sensational work yet, a science fiction thriller that zeroes in on one man's desperate desire to have more children--risking all in the process.


A maid in a motel just south of the Texas-Mexico border is the first person to find the recording--and listen to it, while finishing her shift. She then hands it to Mexican authorities, who listen to it, before handing it over to Houston PD. This results in a two-prong investigation that discovers corpses in one house, and a prostitute ring and underground scientific chamber performing illicit--and possibly illegal--experiments in another. The investigation is ongoing, at the center of which is the recording.


Enter Jim Simple, the voice behind it all.


As a single father struggling to come to terms with raising his autistic teenage son, Jim comes to a drunken realization that he's been robbed of the normal experience of fatherhood, and is likely never to get it back. Accepting that his son, Robin, is a lost cause, Jim is newly determined to explore different avenues through which he can secure more children--healthy children--before the time on his clock runs out. But as a man, and as a widower unwilling to have children with a woman other than his deceased wife, the options are few and far between, forcing Jim to take a leap of faith into the arms of a black-market scientist, called Passenger. But not all is what it seems, and sometimes the hope of gaining back what was lost, results in the hell of losing everything else.


Told in a single sit-down, Jim excises all his demons through this confession of sins, old and new. Seeking not to excuse his behavior but to explain it, Jim fearlessly bares the uncomfortable truth of his story for all to hear.


Brave ears only.

Product Details ISBN: 9781088122471
ISBN-10: 1088122477
Publisher: Salustiano Berrios
Publication Date: April 17th, 2023
Pages: 166
Language: English