Life is absurd, prickly and oftentimes indecipherable. In the midst of this realization, sometimes the hardest question to answer is; who am I? Trapped by circumstances of his own making, Steve Mitchell has particular trouble finding the answer to this question.
Married to a woman he doesn’t love, Steve doesn’t recognize the person he is supposed to be. Husband. Father. Lover. His despair materializes as daily and vivid suicide fantasies. Reality for Steve becomes especially tenuous when friends and strangers start to quote the wisdom from Kahlil Gibran’s “The Prophet”.
Set in the gritty environs of Chicago, Steve’s life becomes more surreal when he meets the sexually provocative Debra. But the national tragedy of 9-11 jolts Steve’s world off a cliff. “Finding Bartholomew” is an edgy, fantastical and erotic romp through the challenges of the modern family, love and relationships.
““More of a tormented than demented tale, D. Chris Lemme’s first novel will take you to hell and back by way of suicidal digressions, sexual passions and daredevil acts of existential courage.”
-Gerald Hausman, editor and author