Seven years after his mother’s death, Len Holder awakens one morning to find her alive again. Impossible as it seems, Len must relive a strained relationship dating back to his father’s loss in World War II.
There is also another plot within the major plot in that Len is a writer and we get to read sections of the novel he is writing. It was hard for me to keep the two plots in a cohesive relationship. Also, there is a great deal of going back in time to a scene or two and then back to current day, jumping around time wise.
The time structure was confusing. Some knew the mother had died and were shocked to see her alive again. Others acted as if seeing her was normal. A newspaper obituary said she died in 2020 but a tombstone said 2013. Len heard sports broadcasts from years ago even though a cell phone registered a current date. I felt as confused as Len must have felt.
It's a bit difficult to describe this novel. It is part magical realism, part fantasy, part a spiritual journey and part alternate history. The final scene does tie it all together and allow the reader to make sense of everything. The author is certainly imaginative and a clever writer. Having read this novel, I think there is great potential for future ones being created with spiritual insight and encouragement.
My rating: 4/5 stars.
About the Author:Chevron Ross is a pseudonym for someone unimportant. He is not a writer, but God keeps putting ideas into his head that somehow turn into stories. If you like them, be sure to offer God a prayer of thanks.
(My star ratings: 5-I love it, 4-I like it, 3-It's OK, 2-I don't like it, 1-I hate it.)