An across the centuries extra-dimensional, extra-sensory dance of self discovery. The narrator is abandoned by, in turn, the 16th century teenage sailor Fernando, pre-teen Native Central American María, fugitive from the law fortyish León and the beautiful and saintly mid-twenties black, Gloria. After which is left behind the almost centenarian Granny Lise-and the accessory-in-disaster Olaf. Each individual met, begins at different level of maturity, and progresses from there. Time is no longer linear. With ever-expanding limits, the characters time travel at will. After the soul leaves the body behind-during what some call purgatory. Common emotions remain. Hungers remembered, do not. Encounters are innocent. Procreation impossible, no erotic drive exists. The history and geography is accurate, fictional characters supposedly with photographic memories and total recall. Disaster and catastrophe, as slapstick also, are integral to the fiction-not added as gratuitous violence. All the characters are totally fictional-the history and geographic detail, including the names of some real people historically important-is completely factual. Those who have been to the locations described, will recognize them.
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Published April 28, 2006
Science Fiction & Fantasy, Literature & Fiction.