The Body Electric (Paperback)
Thomas Finnegan "Finn" McGuinn has it all: an adoring wife, loyal friends, a childhood bestie named Beannie, year round sunshine, a car that starts, an absolutely bitchin' record collection, a mountain bike, soft trails to run on, and a community that delivers. But when a thunderstorm blows his life apart, he finds himself with a life-threatening compulsion and an affliction that prevents him from physical contact with others.
Told across multiple timelines from theperspectives of various characters, the reader encounters runners, painters, polyamorous pastry chefs and lesbian punk rockers who populate the lives of our lovers, creating a kaleidoscopic world Finn longs to reenter. The Body Electric tells the story of glorious young love, the cruelty of fate, of a psyche dealing with catastrophic loss in mystifying ways. It shows how lightning, in the form of random encounters, can strike twice, and perhaps reanimate a character who has become more lifelike than truly alive.