- Format: Kindle Edition
- File Size: 258 KB
- Print Length: 72 pages
- Publisher: Caradeloca Press (12 Dec. 2012)
- Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
- Language: English
- ASIN: B00ARNWNFK
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Average Customer Review: 9 customer reviews
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #1,010,927 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Schrodinger's Telephone Kindle Edition
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It builds on the foundation that Lizzie Greene is an ordinary young woman, in a good profession, happily married and delightfully close to her husband, and they are expecting their first child - a nice rosy life without the mush.
Then tragedy strikes, but nothing's as cut and dried as it seems. On a typically ordinary day, Lizzie receives a phone call from her husband on his way home from work, just letting her know when he'll be home. What she doesn't know, until police officers turn up at her door, is that he'd been killed an hour before. We, the readers, know she got the call, but no one else believes her. And the slippery slope for her takes her down a helter-skelter of raw grief and mixed emotions, with her mental health firmly brought into question.
(Think along similar lines to the movie 'Premonition' starring Sandra Bullock).
The story then takes us through the twists and turns of extraodinary thought-processes about this life and a possible paralel life as Lizzie tries to maintain her sanity as family and friends despair, and outside authorities try to tear apart her theories. She develops a faith she never had before, convinced she's not going crazy, as she remains rational enough to question everything. The trouble is, no one will listen to her logic. And so we're swept along by the author's imagination and excellent prose in a story that will keep you guessing even up until the most unlikely and unexpected conclusion. I absolutely loved it!
To sum up, this was an exceptional read that I read in one sitting (Cliche Alert, honestly I couldn't put it down). I might actually go back and read it again. This story was highly intriguing, thought-provoking, and fully deserving of my five-star rating.
A beautifully-written novella, Ms Stein has captured the overwhelming loss of a loved one, along with the alternating feelings of despair, wistfulness, grief, faith, powerlessness, and hope of those left behind. The details, pacing, and construction are perfectly executed. A lovely, poignant story. Excellent!
The hypothesis behind Marion Stein's novella can be expressed simply enough: might it be possible to be dead in one world, yet alive in another? If a cat can do it, why can't we?
Schrodinger's Telephone, like Stein's earlier Loisaida, is a New York story. Lizzie Greene is a New Yorker with an enviable life: a job she loves, a home she loves, a husband she loves, and a baby she's going to love as soon as it's born. But then husband Jeff is murdered, a random act of violence whicb blows her world apart; and just to ensure that she can never put it together again, she suffers a miscarriage.
But Lizzie has a reason for not accepting her tragedy: Jeff's banal telephone call... made nearly an hour after he was known to have died. Everybody thinks she's crazy, but Lizzie is sure that Jeff is alive and well in a world where she might just be able to join him.
Schrodinger's Telephone is desperately sad, but also full of hope. Is death really the end, or is there no such thing as the end? Schrodinger's Telephone won't give you the answer, but it will at least make you consider the question.
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