Review- eARC#The Arcive of alternate endings.

Title- The Archive of alternate endings

Author- Lindsey Dragger

Publisher- Dzanc books

.Genre- Literary fiction

Pages- 168

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First of I want to say it is complex, abstact, deep, innovative and brainstorming story.

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It amazes how 32 years old author creates such a heavy, melancholic and time splitting narrative.
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Story evaluates power of stories and how they survive in the memories of common folk and how they get transmitted and get modified according to the narrator.
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Book covers period from 13 th century to 23 rd century. From the time when Halley comet was discovered and to the time when humans send probes in space to discover distant parts of galaxy; although human life is endangered and about to perish from the face of earth.
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Story covers deep connection of siblings who get abandoned into the woods. Folktale of Hansel and Gratel forms the core concept of novella.
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There is discussion of different sorts of attractions and affections into which human souls can fall.
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There is a story of astronomer, person dying with disease, troubled artists and abandoned space probes.
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. Author leaves few things unsaid and unclarified to make reader imagine and infer. It get few neurons to spark up.

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You will need free time and silent surroundings to soak into the story.

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Story takes effort to absorb and more of negative emotions are painted on pages which might distract reader.
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But if you want to read innovative writing with pressure on your imagination while reading it; you should pick this one.
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.I am certainty looking forward to reading her earlier books.
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.Thanks edelweiss plus and author for review copy.
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Other books by author–

The Lost daughters collective

The Sorrow proper

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Both published by Dzanc books.

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