Phil M. Cohen, "Nick Bones Underground"
Phil M. Cohen, Nick Bones Underground
Sunday, December 8, 4pm
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 Café?
Phil M. Cohen's passion for storytelling emerges from his love of reading fiction and his commitment to the Jewish tradition. Through his education, he's learned how to create and interpret stories; how to grapple with philosophical questions; and how to write fiction. From his rabbinic work, he's gained insight into the world. From realms unknown and a bit scary, Phil M. Cohen continues to discover his creative imagination. He is the author of nearly twenty published stories, dozens of articles and papers, and of the eBook Lucky 13. He writes flash fiction and short stories, as well as all the things clergy write. Nick Bones Underground is the first of a trilogy.