It Knows You By No Other Name
It Knows You By No Other Name by Dan McNay
(Los Angeles, CA, 12-5-07)— The novel, published by iUniverse, Inc., has taken the author ten years to write. It was started as an attempt to write out the demons of a childhood with a schizophrenic homicidal father. It is set in Bloomington, where the author grew up, and explores the problems of inherited tendencies for violence and transgender confusion, all from the view point of a twelve-year-old boy.
Jake’s uncle Al has returned to town. His affair with Jake’s mother years before tore the family apart. With Al’s return the passions are all rekindled and Jake tries to take advantage of the situation to rid the family of his father who may murder them all.
He saves his grandfather and mother. And he learns that there are parts of us that are inescapable.
“This book has been a labor of art from day one. I don’t expect to get lucky and sell lots of copies, but it’s a good solid book and I hope it gets read.” -Dan McNay