A woman discovers herself in another version of her own life. One minute she is herself, the next she’s still herself but someone else. It’s a trajectory which includes its counter-trajectory, in one economic gesture. Parachuted into her own life as an explorer, she busies herself finding out who she is now, what job she does, what’s different, what’s the same. Is she mad? If so, which of her is mad, and how? Both women have lost something, but finding it isn’t a satisfactory solution. This transition: is there physics behind it? Or is it just a Lynchian dream?
To parallel Kate Atkinson’s “Life After Life,” Hard to tell if this is an unconscious ripple of inspiration through the Weird,or just agents and publishers encouraging a blip in mobius/fugue fiction. Whether there’s anything left to say after “Mulholland Dr.” is another matter.
Thank you. I’d read Castle but had forgotten about Lennon. So I’ve purchased Familiar.
Hi martm. I enjoyed it, but not for the central notion. Mobius Fugue sounds like a comicbook character from the late 70s.
Hi anzanhoshin. First thing of his I’ve read.
Solutions are always less interesting, aren’t they. Mysteries resolved are no longer mysteries, and for me the fun’s in the wondering.