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  • MEM: A Novel, Bethany C. Morrow
    Unnamed Press, 9781944700553, May 22, 2018 (Fiction)

    Staged in an alternate possibility of the last century, MEM is the story of what could happen if we found a way to remove our bad memories and store them in a surrogate. Of course, these surrogates would be kept in a vault and only brought out for special occasions, maybe to impress your friends at a cocktail party. But what if one of them—let’s call her Dolores Extract #1—did not conform to the rules of the process. What if instead of only having one memory to live out over and over and over again like a bad dream she discovered how to make her own new memories? What then? Well, she might be removed from the vault and allowed to live a life of sorts, under the watchful eye of the program’s staff. This is a searing tale of consequences, of unexpected results to a science some might think has gone off the rails. But it’s also an insightful look into what makes us who we are and what happens when we can dispose of parts of ourselves we no longer want around to haunt us. This is a book that will dig its way into your own memories and keep you up at night with thoughts you just can’t turn off. What a page-turner!”

    -Linda Bond, Auntie’s Bookstore (Spokane, WA)

    “MEM is a mind-bending exploration of what it means to be human. In this tight, gripping novel, doctors have the ability to extract people’s traumatic memories. These memories become people, sort of...or maybe not. And what happens to the people who abuse the procedure? How do our memories shape our lives? MEM is a great read, especially for those interested in the ethics and strange reality of how new technologies impact the human condition.”

    -Chris Morrow, Northshire Bookstore (Manchester Center, VT)

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