The Impossible Lives of Greta Wells (Hardcover)

By Andrew Sean Greer

Center Point, 9781611739176, 333pp.

Publication Date: October 1, 2013

Other Editions of This Title:
Digital Audiobook (6/24/2013)
Paperback (4/15/2014)
Hardcover (6/25/2013)

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July 2013 Indie Next List

“This exquisitely rendered novel captures one character in three distinct and historically significant periods: the flu epidemic of 1918, the wartime world of 1945, and the full-blown AIDS terror of 1985. Greer manages to achieve the near impossible himself in making Greta believable in all three. She suffers and learns in each circumstance, though her hard-won accumulated knowledge is of little help in solving the essential riddle that is life. Stilll, hers is a grand and brave journey that will not soon be forgotten.”
— Marion Abbott, Mrs. Dalloway's, Berkeley, CA
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Description

After the death of her beloved twin brother and the abandonment of her long-time lover, Greta Wells undergoes electroshock therapy. Over the course of the treatment, Greta finds herself repeatedly sent to 1918, 1941, and back to the present.