What do you do when you have children you cannot control, who do not behave the way you want, who frustrate you to no end?
Deletion. Not words. Not actions. It is the deletion of children, a right given to the birth parents.
Donald Smith lives a suburban life with his wife and two sons, and is constantly tested by the actions and deeds of his elder son, Raphael. With the deletion law legalized by the government, he is forced to confront the realities of what it means. God-fearing Donald's internal struggle of revenge and punishment versus morals and forgiveness is in a world where there is no god, and in which the law permits the deletion of children for the parent's pursuit of happiness.
Lovato brilliantly weaves in the arguments for and against it through the various characters and forces us to confront our perspectives on life and the lens through which we see the world. A thought-provoking and engrossing novel for casual and hardcore readers.
ISBN : 978-1-80074-683-1
Pages : 118
Size : 205x140
Imprint : Olympia Publishers
Rafael Lovato is a Brazilian author who writes in Portuguese and
English, with eleven books published in the UK, United States,
Portugal and Brazil. The prestigious OUP (Oxford University
Press) acquired and published the award-winning short story by
Lovato, Nulla in mundo pax sincera, on which Deletion is based,
to use in its courseware as a model for writing fiction short
stories. In 2018, Lovato's short story "Flukes of destiny" was
awarded 1st place in the "Asymmetry Flash fiction contest:
grifts", in Oregon, USA.