Brendan is driven insane by his job, his four-year-old autistic son, Peter and a down-on-his-luck high-school buddy, Tony Kemper, who used to be big in the 70s punk scene. Like Scrooge from Charles Dickens' "A Christmas Carol", Brendan has something to learn.
A largely literary work with some speculation (i.e. slipstream), this short novel first appeared in Sci Fiction. Sales go to Austism Speaks in the name of special education teacher Anne Marie Murphy, who was killed in the Sandy Hook shooting..