Before the iPhone, iPod, MP3s and CDs, there were cassette tapes. Hands of Gold is a heartwarming story about Sam Fox that began with cassette tapes he left his family.
Sam came from nothing. A simple Hungarian farmhand, he spent much of his adult life running from the military, changing identities, skipping borders, harboring secrets, and fighting a devastating illness. Along the way he accidentally killed a man in a trolley accident but saved countless lives in a workplace shooting and as a test case for a lifesaving TB treatment, becoming an American hero.
The novel, based on an inspiring true story, was an Amazon Breakthrough Novel Award quarterfinalist in historical fiction. It offers an old-world take on several topics in the news today: A sometimes-fatal respiratory illness, life as an immigrant and a mass shooting.
Hands of Gold begins and ends in a nursing home with a remarkable secret, a past worth chronicling and a cherished family treasure buried during the Holocaust and uncovered, eventually finding its way back into Sam’s hands.