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Paperback – 28 Nov 2016
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About the Author
Andrea Darby is a prize-winning journalist with more than 20 years of experience as a writer and sub-editor for various newspapers and magazines. Her articles have been published in many regional and national titles, including Prima, Best, Take a Break and Cotswold Life. When she isn't writing, Andrea teaches piano.
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It is not a dark, or distressing, story. In fact, it regularly touches on the light-hearted as Carrie continues to deal with everyday life: a teenage daughter, work and relationships. In some respects, it is reminiscent of chick-lit – first person narrative, with a peppering of quips in dialogue and metaphor. But underlying the humorous tone is a serious issue.
Dan’s presence exists as something of a moral dilemma in Carrie’s conscience, although, in reality, she is unable to commit to the belief that he will one day live again and be part of her life. Early on, reference to Dan diminishes to the extent that it is easy to forget that he was ever part of the plot. But as the story progresses, his presence gets heavier.
The only way that Carrie can move forward is by addressing the quandary of whether her future should be influenced by the potential rejuvenation of her deceased partner. As the book draws towards a close, the issue of Dan is somehow more concrete, and allows Carrie to deal with the problem logically. There is resolution, supported by the suggestion of events taking on a cyclical nature.
This was an intriguing read, and great fodder for discussion.
The book doesn't actually dwell too heavily on the technicalities and moral issues surrounding cryogenics, but more on Carrie's ability - or otherwise - to find a life for herself and her daughter after Dan's 'death'. Despite the subject matter, I still found it a light-hearted read, with plenty of humour, and characters who are fully fledged beings, even the more peripheral ones.
I look forward to seeing what burning topic Andrea will use as the centrepiece for her next novel!
For me it's been an intriguing and very enjoyable read. Having found myself suddenly widowed many years ago aged 43 I found it easy to connect with Carrie and her emotions
My husband had always expressed his funeral wishes many times ,as he sensed he wouldn't make 'old bones' as he put it, but was adamant he wanted cremation, even telling me the music to be played Finding myself arranging his funeral just 9 years after our wedding was terrible beyond words but at least after a respectable time to grieve I had a sense of some closure . For poor Carrie it's a totally different scenario .I find Andreas' clever plot and her perspective of how Dans actions impact on her, Eleanor, Sunny and all those around her fascinating. Suddenly her husband becomes a human 'fish finger ' frozen in time.. I'm open minded and always have been on the subject of cryonics.. 70 years ago if someone had said babies would be created out of the womb or a man would walk on the moon we would have thought them insane.. So who knows?
Andrea has clearly done a fantastic job with her research into the subject matter .
Best book I've read in ages.. really looking forward to the next Andrea Darby book.
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