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  • ISBN: 9781982164324
  • ISBN: 1982164328
  • Physical Description: pages cm
  • Edition: First Scribner hardcover edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Scribner, 2022.

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"What if you once had a painful memory removed? And what if you were offered the chance to get it back? Tell Me an Ending follows four characters grappling with the question of what to remember-and what they hoped to forget forever. Finn, an Irish architect living in the Arizona desert, begins to suspect his charming wife of having an affair. Mei, a troubled grad school drop-out in Kuala Lumpur, wonders why she remembers a city she's never visited. William, a former police inspector in England, struggles with PTSD, the breakdown of his marriage, and his own secret family history. Oscar, a handsome young man with almost no memories at all, travels the world in a constant state of fear. Into these characters lives comes Noor, an emotionally closed-off psychologist at the memory removal clinic in London, who begins to suspect her glamorous boss Louise of serious wrongdoing. Clever and propulsive, Tell Me an Ending is a speculative novel exploring what the world would be like if we were able to wipe away our worst moments. In this polyphonic tale, author Jo Harkin raises provocative questions about the nature of memory, through characters who confront new knowledge about themselves and a need for answers, meaning, connection, and story"-- Provided by publisher.
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  • Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2021 November #1
    This high-concept debut asks an interesting question: What if we could edit our memories? What if we could, say, snip out the memory of a traumatic event that shaped our lives? Would we remain the same people after the procedure? Nepenthe is a company that specializes in memory-removal, but lately the firm has been under a lot of scrutiny. People are claiming they are experiencing "traces," fragments of supposedly deleted memories that haven't been wiped clean. The novel follows five characters: Mei, a woman who has vivid mental images of a place she doesn't remember visiting; Oscar, whose past is a mystery to him; William, an ex-cop with a past he doesn't recognize; Finn, an architect who isn't sure what to believe about his marriage; and Noor, a Nepenthe psychologist who has come to believe that her boss may be committing serious crimes. As the focus shifts from one character to another, Harkin builds a picture of a world radically altered by a controversial technology and of people who are learning that you can't change the past without impacting the present. An intellectually and emotionally satisfying thriller. Copyright 2021 Booklist Reviews.

Author Notes

Jo Harkin studied literature at university. She daydreamed her way through various jobs in her twenties before becoming a full-time writer. She lives in Berkshire, England, and <i>Tell Me an Ending</i> is her first novel.

Genre: Novels.
Thrillers (Fiction)
Thrillers (Fiction)
Novels.

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