Familiar

Familiar

A Novel

Book - 2012
Average Rating:
4
Rate this:
Elisa Brown is on the long drive hope after visiting her son's grave when the crack in her windshield vanishes. She notices other changes too. Her body is curvier; her clothes and car are different. Back home, she has a new job, a sturdier marriage, and disturbingly altered sons. Has she had a psychotic break? Or entered a parallel universe? Her quest for answers hinges on seeing herself as she really is--something that might be impossible for Elisa, or for anyone.
Publisher: Minneapolis, Minn. : Graywolf Press, c2012.
ISBN: 9781555976255
Branch Call Number: LENNO
Characteristics: 205 p. ; 21 cm.

Opinion

From the critics


Community Activity

Comment

Add a Comment

m
Memawrayne
Jun 07, 2016

A little strange but thought provoking. Shows the importance of grief therapy when a tragedy occurs.

u
uncommonreader
Nov 28, 2015

This is a story about a woman who believes that she may have slipped into a parallel universe. The feeling that everything is just slightly different provides the sense of dislocation that characterizes the modern world. Lennon offers several explanations of this mystery, leaving it to the reader to decide. How each version of herself informs her other self is interesting. Quite well done.

s
Soperlative
Nov 10, 2014

Wonderfully descriptive with understated elements of surrealism. If you like character studies and family drama, this read is for you!

k
kelliyfults
Apr 27, 2013

Quite original - what if you accidentally saw your life in a parallel universe? Would it make you see THIS existence with new eyes?

Age Suitability

Add Age Suitability

There are no age suitabilities for this title yet.

Summary

Add a Summary

There are no summaries for this title yet.

Notices

Add Notices

There are no notices for this title yet.

Quotes

Add a Quote

There are no quotes for this title yet.

Explore Further

Browse by Call Number

Recommendations

Subject Headings

  Loading...

Find it at OPL

  Loading...
[]
[]
To Top