The New Adam, an interviewer calls Christopher Caruthers, but after the initial wonder wears off Chris’s unique and deteriorating condition exacts a massive toll.
From the strange terminus of one man’s all too brief life, The Disrespect of Christopher Caruthers explores three characters’ decisions and actions as they struggle with the difficulties of self-responsibility, and what it means to be responsible for the care of others.
Braydon Begg, a disgruntled teacher’s aide, faces a terrible ethical predicament; Elizabeth Caruthers tries to fulfil her husband’s last wishes and deal with her own guilt over an affair. All Chris Caruthers wants is one last swim, and time with his troubled eldest son.
From the morning Chris awoke with his nose touching his bedroom ceiling, nothing has ever been that simple.