The Opera House
Raphael doesn’t believe in a higher power, or in anything, for that matter. After the death of his son, his life shattered, Raphael regrets that he didn’t lie about some perfect paradise, and he pushes away everything that once mattered to him—his lover, his job, his reputation as a top architect.
Then he meets Brian, a homeless, maybe hopeless kid, a street kid. When he disappears, Raphael realizes that he cannot fail another person, and he launches a full-out search.
What he finds both breaks his heart and begins to heal it. The price of saving Brian is high, maybe too high.
But Raphael is no stranger to sacrifice, and he’ll risk everything to save Brian and reunite with the man Raphael now loves. The question is — how?
Like the architecture of the opera house Raphael designs, the steps to regaining his life will depend not just on careful planning, but faith, hope, and maybe just the magic of love.
Re-published by Beaten Track Publishing in 2015 as paperback and eBook. First published in 2013.
The Opera House does what the ‘blurb’ says. It’s an emotional fist fight of a read that will knock you down each time you struggle to your feet, but you, like Raphael will end victorious. This is awesome writing from Hans M. Hirschi. I’m sold.
The Opera House is another powerful Hans M. Hirschi story. There is a healthy dose of drama and romance in this story, social issues such as homelessness, child abuse, and homophobia added a deep level of depth, so, I read this book through the night. I loved the end…I was left with warmth, relief, and contentment
Honorable Mention 2014 Rainbow Awards:
“I absolutely love this writer. This book had well written characters who were easy to identify with.”
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