HERE & THERE
Here & There is a cerebral, non-linear science-fiction novel with multiple narrators and a lengthy word count. Despite these intimidating factors, the book is fascinating and suspenseful and can be appreciated from multiple angles. The challenging presentation of the mysteries in the story, and the scientific ideas behind them, makes this a book to read with a friend and argue about over coffee.
Dr. Hilary Kahn disappeared while investigating an accident that allegedly claimed the lives of Dr. Kerek Reidier and his family. When Hilary’s son, Danny, finds her notes about the case, he becomes determined to find out what happened to his mother. In order to do that, he has to read through her notes as she finds out what happened to Dr. Reidier. Danny quickly realizes that he cannot trust anyone, nor can he give up his search for his mother. In the three intertwined plotlines of paranoia and obsession, Dr. Kahn, Dr. Reidier and Danny pursue a conspiracy that involves teleportation, quantum physics and family. (47NORTH, Nov., 638 pp., $14.95)