Inside Author:Alix Ohlin When Grace, an exceedingly competent and devoted therapist in Montreal, stumbles across a man who has just failed to hang himself, her instinct to help kicks in immediately. Before long, however, she realizes that her feelings for this charismatic, extremely guarded stranger are far from straightforward. In the meantime, her troubled teenage pat... more »ient, Annie, runs away from home and soon will reinvent herself in New York as an aspiring and ruthless actress, as unencumbered as humanly possible by any personal attachments.
And Mitch, Grace’s ex-husband, who is a therapist as well, leaves the woman he’s desperately in love with to attend to a struggling native community in the bleak Arctic. We follow these four compelling, complex characters from Montreal and New York to Hollywood and Rwanda, each of them with a consciousness that is utterly distinct and urgently convincing.« less
Excellent, character driven stories. This book is told from numerous viewpoints telling the story of five different people and how their lives are interwoven. It is told in different time periods, moving forward and backward. The author was able to make this work in a manner which made sense, a bit like how we get to know others, not in chronological order. The book is unusual and difficult to put a synopsis into words, but I found myself vested in the characters' lives and curious where she took them.