My Memories of a Future Life
If you were somebody’s past life…
What echoes would you leave in their soul?
Could they be the answers you need now?
It’s a question Carol never expected to face. She’s a gifted musician who needs nothing more than her piano and certainly doesn’t believe she’s lived before. But forced by injury to stop playing, she fears her life may be over. Enter her soulmate Andreq: healer, liar, fraud and loyal friend. Is he her future incarnation or a psychological figment? And can his story help her discover how to live now?
My Memories of a Future Life is much more than a twist on the traditional reincarnation tale. It is a multi-layered story of souls on conjoined journeys – in real time and across the centuries. It’s a provocative study of the shadows we don’t know are driving our lives, from our own pasts and from the people with us right now. It asks questions about what we believe, what we create and how we scare and heal each other.
Above all, it’s the story of how one lost soul searches for where she now belongs.
My Memories of a Future Life was originally published in 4 episodes. This is the complete novel.
About the Author
Roz Morris is a writer, journalist, fiction editor and the author of Nail Your Novel: Why Writers Abandon Books and How You Can Draft, Fix and Finish With Confidence. She has a secret identity as a ghostwriter and is the author of several bestsellers under other names.
File Size: 566 KB
Print Length: 368 pages
Page Numbers Source ISBN: 1463784902
Publisher: Red Season (September 19, 2011)
Available at Amazon.com.
Publisher: Createspace (18 Sep 2011)
Product Dimensions: 22.8 x 15.2 x 2.6 cm
Available at Amazon.uk and Amazon.com.
Memories... is one of those books (appropriately enough given the title) which you just know, even only part-way in, will linger in the mind, for pleasurable pondering and turning-over in times to come. That is due to the rare combination of what I can only, if inadequately, describe as 'muscular', i.e. strong and effortlessly assured, writing, melded to 'major themes' and an author fully (but not obtrusively) in control of her creation. In short, the author knows exactly where she is going but the reader does not. The quite unforeseen ending met me like a brick wall - only pleasurably so.
So, although this is her first published work of fiction, so far as I'm aware, the author has hit the ground running at the considerable height of her abilities. There's not a wasted line here, no slack or redundant passages (hence the 'muscular' description), but instead stark little lines or paragraphs that bring you up short with admiration and send you directly back, bungee-style, to re-read. Just to give one example, a two or three paragraph, almost throw-away, description of a London street-scene as near as dammit had me standing there seeing it myself. Such ability is rare. Other writers would take pages to attempt the same thing and still fail.
This is classy, stylish writing, conveying a profound tale in page-turning fashion. Unreservedly recommended.