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Can faith healing save a dying boy

Struggling with cystic fibrosis, fourteen-year-old Danny searches for clues about his missing father. Danny’s illness attracts an unlikely retinue from California to Arizona—his eccentric, divisive Jewish family; his rambunctious Gentile cousins; two prostitutes in downtown L.A.; a motorcycle gang called the Prickly Pears; an ex-rabbi; psychics, various, bizarre faith healers and Danny’s dead grandfather. All—including Earl, head of the Tucson Atheist Society, and the man Danny mistakenly believes is his father, and Clyde, a faith healer who is Danny’s real father—are connected with Danny’s destiny, culminating in a grand, Pasadena faith healing.


About the Author

Donna Spector

Donna Spector is a playwright, novelist and poet. Her plays have appeared Off Broadway, regionally and in Canada, Ireland and Greece. Her play Golden Ladder was published in Women Playwrights: The Best Plays of 2002 (Smith & Kraus) Winner of the Masters Poetry Prize and a member of Dramatists Guild and Poets & Writers, she received two National Endowment for the Humanities grants to study in Greece. Her poetry book, The Woman Who Married Herself, was published by Evening Street Press as a Sinclair Poetry Prize finalist. The Candle of God was nominated for the Pushcart Editors’ Book Award.