Elliot Turner is in a bit of a rut. He’s spent years wallowing in the depths of an abysmal heroin addiction, and it’s cost him just about everything. He’s alienated himself from his entire family, with the exception of his Uncle Richard, who happens to be his last true friend. Long lost dreams of being a novelist are now mere ghosts to the incessantly self-degrading young junkie.
When Richard dies suddenly in the California desert, Elliot’s last vestige of hope dies with him. Little does Elliot know that the grieving process sets him on a path to forge his greatest accomplishments and face his greatest fears. After crashing his truck while under the influence of prescription narcotics, Elliot lands at an indigent recovery center, where he discovers something that shouldn’t exist.
Bizarre experiences begin to shape his otherwise rudderless existence as Elliot ponders the power of loss and evades the crippling grasp of fear. Full of delusion and mystery, The Black Hand is a strange, touching, and occasionally hilarious story about searching for purpose in a world gone awry.