Dr. Edward Frame is hard at work on a bio-software program that can upload and store a person’s memories when he learns that he has terminal cancer. He and his co-worker Samantha (with whom he has been having an affair) make a plan to store his memories and download them into a baby she will have, giving him a second chance at life. But all does not go according to plan, and when Edward awakes in his new infant form he realizes that he is living with his wife and children and has no idea what has happened to Samantha. Even worse, his wife is now married to a former colleague, who is ruining Dr. Frame’s business. Trapped in the body of a child, Edward (now called Adam) struggles to reconcile the person he once was with this new person, leading him to self-destructive behavior even while he continues to put together the pieces of Samantha’s death.
Robbins Library is the only Minuteman library to even own this book, despite the fact that Kirkus gave it a starred review, calling it “mind-blowing.” Dark and unflinchingly honest, this novel has gotten very little press, most likely because it was self-published. But don’t let that deter you – it absolutely deserves a wider audience.