Nick Bones Underground (Hardcover)
Koehler Books, 9781633939226, 380pp.
Publication Date: November 30, 2019
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"...rollicking rabbinic roller coaster ride through a dystopian futuristic world."
--Eli Hirsch, Radical Skepticism and the Shadow of Doubt: A Philosophical Dialogue (Bloomsbury)
Shmulie Shimmer promised he'd call his father, Abe, but he never did. And Shmulie never broke a promise to his father.
Professor Nick Friedman takes a wild ride through a dystopic and dangerous New York City searching for his old high school buddy Shmulie Shimmer. Shmulie is the inventor of Lerbs, the most popular designer drug ever. Friedman and his wisecracking AI computer, Maggie, encounter a world of odd and sometimes deadly characters above and below ground.
Told with sardonic humor, Nick Bones Underground offers an imaginative world and asks thought provoking questions: Is it possible to overcome the burden of past deeds? What is the nature of being human? Can an AI computer change gender and convert to Judaism? How did Nick Friedman become Nick Bones? Who is Robbie the Rabbi? Is it possible to get a good cup of coffee at the Outtaluck Caf ?