Elsewhere

Publisher: Bloomsbury

Review

Life ends catastrophically suddenly for Elizabeth Hall, in a road accident. Not for her a future filled with love, marriage and children; instead, she awakes aboard a quiet, white cruise ship, steaming to Elsewhere. Elsewhere is calm, ordered and inhabitants get younger, living backwards until reborn as babies. While the pain of leaving her family never stops, in Elsewhere Liz meets her grandmother, makes new friends and falls in love, as time steadily ticks down to her rebirth.

How Elsewhere ‘works’ is elegantly described and Liz's progress from misunderstanding and rage to acceptance of what has happened to her, creates a thought-provoking and absorbing meditation about how we enter and leave life. A book you will want to return to.

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