The Hands of God
The Hands of God
About the Book
HOW WOULD YOU LIVE IF YOU LOST YOUR HANDS?
Could you feed yourself? Clean yourself? What about opening a door? How would you dress yourself, or tie your shoes? Would everyone you ever loved consider you a freak? A monster?
Pamela Ruka knows the answers to these questions, and more. When she was six years old, she lost her hands in the accident that claimed her mother’s life.
She is taken in by a grandfather who holds her hostage for eight years, hoping for insurance money to pay his mounting gambling debts. He hides her from the world, making her eat off the floor like a dog.
In those years when other kids are in school learning to play games, Pamela stays home alone and compensates for her lost hands by studying patterns, learning to anticipate and avoid what she cannot control. When she is fourteen, she escapes and grows into an independent young woman who transforms her handicap into a world-shaking ability.
She is offered a pair of high-tech prosthetic hands that will earn her longed-for freedom. These same hands, however, would destroy her special ability to save the lives of others. She realizes that freedom is much more than the ability to tie her own shoes. It’s the ability to choose your fate, no matter how difficult the choices.
Table of Contents
- Pamela at Home
- He’s Your Grandfather
- Will You Still Be My Friend?
- Patterns? What Patterns?
- Star Visits
- I’m Not Allowed to Go Outside
- What Lies Have You Been Telling?
- Her Day in Court
- He Poisoned the Food
- We’ll Have To Keep Her Hidden
- It’s My Ring, Isn’t It?
- Dev Visits
- New Year’s Eve
- I’m Going To Die
- They’ll Cut Your Arms Off Anyway
- Like Concrete With Rebar
- That’s Not True
- You Feel Pain? That’s Wonderful!
- School in Salida
- Doubling The Mean Survival Time
- The Freckle Faced Wilson Kid
- The Finals
- The Cell Separator
- What’s Her Name?
- He Claims I Was Kidnapped
- I Don’t Want Toys And Games
- The Colorado Trail
- Escape In The Rain
- How Did They Find Me So Fast?
- On The Road Again
- Felipe Lemos
- You Won’t Be A Prisoner
- You Have To Learn To Deal With Him
- The Light Of God Inside You
- For Children Like Me
- Other Books by Jerry Weinberg
- About the Author
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