The Extraordinary Life of Sam Hell: A Novel

The Extraordinary Life of Sam Hell: A Novel by Robert Dugoni 1503948978 9781503948976
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Wall Street Journal and New York Times bestselling author Robert Dugonis coming-of-age story is, according to Booklist, "a novel that, if it doesnt cross entirely over into John Irving territory, certainly nestles in close to the border."

Sam Hill always saw the world through different eyes. Born with red pupils, he was called "Devil Boy" or Sam "Hell" by his classmates; "Gods will" is what his mother called his ocular albinism. Her words were of little comfort, but Sam persevered, buoyed by his mothers devout faith, his fathers practical wisdom, and his two other misfit friends.

Sam believed it was God who sent Ernie Cantwell, the only African American kid in his class, to be the friend he so desperately needed. And that it was Gods idea for Mickie Kennedy to storm into Our Lady of Mercy like a tornado, uprooting every rule Sam had been taught about boys and girls.

Forty years later, Sam, a small-town eye doctor, is no longer certain anything was by design--especially not the tragedy that caused him to turn his back on his friends, his hometown, and the life hed always known. Running from the pain, eyes closed, served little purpose. Now, as he looks back on his life, Sam embarks on a journey that will take him halfway around the world. This time, his eyes are wide open--bringing into clear view what changed him, defined him, and made him so afraid, until he can finally see what truly matters.

Author: Robert Dugoni

Language: English

Binding: Paperback

Pages: 447

Publisher: Lake Union Publishing

Publication Date: 2018-04-24


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