GLASS SHAT­TERS

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Michelle Mey­ers, She Writes Press Soft­cover $16.95 (209pp), 978-1-63152-018-1

Can you trust your own mem­o­ries? When Charles Lang wakes up in a house he doesn’t rec­og­nize, with no idea who he is or where he came from, he must rely on the clues around him to piece to­gether his life. What he dis­cov­ers is shock­ing: his wife and daugh­ter dis­ap­peared un­der mysterious cir­cum­stances years ago, and if he wishes to get them back, he must fol­low the clues of the mys­tery to their riv­et­ing end.

A bril­liant sci­en­tist, Charles Lang is a tor­tured and sharp man on a fo­cused mis­sion to not just re­dis­cover his fam­ily, but him­self. The se­crets that Charles un­cov­ers range from the mun­dane to the alarm­ing, and as he presses for­ward, the self that is re­vealed is wholly dif­fer­ent than he could have imag­ined. And yet, this new Charles Lang is one con­structed solely of pieced-to­gether mem­o­ries and knowl­edge given to him by neigh­bors and others—and is that ver­sion more trust­wor­thy than his own thoughts?

Michelle Mey­ers is a unique tal­ent, weav­ing to­gether older mem­o­ries and present im­pres­sions into a real­ity that is some­times fleet­ing but al­ways com­pli­cated. Glass Shat­ters asks the ques­tion, how much of Charles Lang can we trust? With gothic un­der­tones and lyri­cal prose, Glass Shat­ters is a must-read for any­one in­ter­ested in the un­re­li­a­bil­ity of nar­ra­tive, the con­struc­tion of the self, and the way that mem­o­ries can some­times haunt.

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