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Progressive and provocative.,
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This review is from: Usher Syndrome (Becoming Agie (1)) (Kindle Edition)
Colleagues at my workplace went to see the theatrical adaptation of this `Usher Syndrome'. It is a fairly fast-paced short story that drags the reader from Russian literature to gene therapy, with detours through religion, although it never strays far from identity politics. At one point the protagonist, a scientist, single-handedly publishes the results of a few month's work in a prestigious scientific journal which, for me, places this story firmly in the genre of speculative fiction. The apparent shifts in narrative point of view, from character to character, tend to emulate the changing perspectives of the characters as they learn more about each other and their hidden motives. The revelation at the climax made me re-read it as soon as I finished. I'm not sure if the title page, which can be read 'Usher syndrome' or 'Us (and) Her syndrome', is an intentional allusion to an developing theme in the story, or if it is just a coincidence.