A lifetime’s addiction to the memory drug cloud has allowed Mellie to glimpse other, possibly better, lives, but for the sake of her toddler daughter, she is trying to live in the likely world–the imperfect reality in which she’s landed. When a stranger appears who may be her daughter’s father, the pull of her seductive, dangerous memories may put at risk her tiny family and her fragile new life.
Cover image by Yang Cao
Conroy-Goldman’s gritty street postmodernism will rewire your brain in ways that recall David Foster Wallace or Philip K. Dick. But it’s the depth of feeling here, about love, about motherhood, reminiscent of Rachel Kushner or Claire Vaye Watkins, that will break your heart.
–Peter Ho Davies