Telling the stories, and how they differ, is a main point in this book. Retelling the same passage in either a different way, or a different perspective.
I was drawn to this book’s themes. Immigration, human rights, and racism sadly seem all to be forefront and center in our collective reality.
The novel is strongest in its depiction of the day-to-day living with a person suffering from Alzheimer’s. An undignified way to slowly die for those affected.
The novel does jump around, and when that happens the reader has to pay attention. Even if you do , what’s real and what’s not is always up for questioning.
This book has a lot going for it, police drama, corporate intrigue, murder, action, a new kind of tortured super-hero, and the effects on a small community.
Much like other anthologies I read, in Collectibles some are fascinating, some less so. However, this is a solid collection featuring talented authors.
The Apocalypse Seven by Gene Doucette tells of seven people wake up one morning and slowly realize the rest of humanity has simply vanished.
A struggling writer finds himself teaching a third-rate MFA program in Vermont, finds himself harrassed for stealing a dead student’s storyline.
Dr. Ryland Grace woke up on a space-ship with no idea why he’s there. His crew-mates are dead and the spaceship is millions of miles from home.
Idris, in the United States decides to sell the family’s home in Beirut, but for that he wants the whole family to come along to the city they grew up in