My Name on a Grain of Rice, by Richard Voigt
Harry Travers walks away from the manicured future his disintegrating, moneyed family had envisioned for him so that he could feel the rush of making something out of nothing. That something would be himself.
After quitting his job with a software startup, Harry stumbles into working on a construction site – a dangerous environment in which he has no natural instincts. As he becomes blinded by the flash of his own intensity, he exposes others to tragedy. He also becomes involved with Minnie Sollis, an unadorned, self-propelled woman who demands serious things of him. He learns how vulnerability can make love possible.
My Name on a Grain of Rice by Richard Voigt is a story grounded in the complexities of emotional uncertainty, personal definition, and physical fear.