The Trajectory of Dreams by Nicole Wolverton

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Well written and engaging, this debut novel from Nicole Wolverton takes us through the mind of a woman teetering on the edge of madness. It is at times uncomfortable, frightening, and anxiety inducing, but always entertaining.
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For Lela White, a Houston sleep lab technician, sleep doesn't come easy-there's a price to be paid for a poor night's sleep, and she's the judge, jury, and executioner. Everyone around Lela considers her a private woman with a passion for her lab work. But nighttime reveals her for what she is: a woman on a critical secret mission. Lela lives in the grip of a mental disorder that compels her to break into astronauts' homes to ensure they can sleep well and believes that by doing so, she keeps the revitalized U.S. space program safe from fatal accidents. What began at the age of ten when her mother confessed to blowing up the space shuttle has evolved into Lela's life's work. She dreads the day when an astronaut doesn't pass her testing, but she's prepared to kill for the greater good. When Zory Korchagin, a Russian cosmonaut on loan to the U.S. shuttle program, finds himself drawn to Lela, he puts her carefully-constructed world at risk of an explosion as surely as he does his own upcoming launch. As Lela's universe unravels, no one is safe.
 

About Nicole Wolverton

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NICOLE WOLVERTON is a freelance writer and editor from the Philadelphia area. Her short fiction has been published in Black Heart Magazine, Penduline, and The Molotov Cocktail, among others. Visit her website at nicolewolverton.com
 
Published February 28, 2013 by Bitingduck Press. 260 pages
Genres: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Horror, Literature & Fiction. Fiction
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Publishers Weekly

Above average
on Jan 07 2013

Wolverton has taken some liberties with details of the space program, but the primary fantastic elements are the symptoms of Lela’s increasingly dubious grasp on reality...

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NY Journal of Books

Above average
on Mar 01 2013

Well written and engaging, this debut novel from Nicole Wolverton takes us through the mind of a woman teetering on the edge of madness. It is at times uncomfortable, frightening, and anxiety inducing, but always entertaining.

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The Readers Cafe

Good
on Nov 22 2012

On the whole, this was a delightful read. And chilling. And as I neared the end… simply impossible to stop.

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