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"T.E. Hahn's remarkable debut novel is one of those rare books that will attract both YA and adult readers. The main character, Eddie, is traumatized by the tragic death of his father, his mother's obsessive and inappropriate love, his need for prescription drugs, and a quirky romantic relationship which he hopes will make his life whole again. The novel's dark atmospheric effects, staccato but often poetic prose, and challenging narrative devices clearly mark this ambitious book as one of emotional and psychological heft. Eddie's story reflects our own PTSD age." -- Michael C. White, author of Soul Catcher and Resting Places
"Moving between hypnotic episodes of unreality and riveting scenes of stark daily life, this is a gripping and remarkable story, both gritty and graceful." --Eugenia Kim, author of The Kinship of Secrets"A fragmented young man reflects on family, loss, and first love in the evocative debut Open My Eyes.
"Hahn delivers Eddie's story with sharp wit and incisive humor, as well as incredible heart and emotional richness. His writing is sparse and lyrical, emphasizing the importance of every word, and his ability to paint vivid, disquieting images will leave the reader with much to reflect on long after the final page. Eddie's journey is one well worth coming along for." -- Stephanie Harper