Sonya Ogino, a bright but uncertain college student, is struggling to declare a major before the end of her sophomore year, when she suddenly finds her life changed forever when she learns she is a carrier of a genetically evolved, cognitive ability called Absolute Memory.
After she is almost killed, her beloved godmother arranges for her to be transported to the mysterious "safe island" of Palekaiko; where many other Absolute Memory carriers from all over the country reside. However, once she uncovers the real forces in charge of Palekaiko, together with a team of fellow carriers – including a ukulele-playing, self-proclaimed uber fan of Phil Collins – Sonya must summon the inner endurance to rise and fight inaction with action.
Set in an optimistic future, this is a story about trust and legacy, about what makes sense and nonsense, repetitive history and the meaning of freedom, and the value and power of mind and memory.
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About the Author
Lauren Lola is a San Francisco Bay Area-based author, blogger, and playwright. She graduated from California State University, East Bay where she earned her B.A. in Communication and a minor in Theatre. She released her debut novel, A Moment’s Worth, in 2014, and her second novel, An Absolute Mind, in 2016. Lauren has also had writing featured on Kollaboration, Entropy Magazine, Multiracial Media, YOMYOMF, Hapa Mag, and other outlets and publications. In addition, she has written for the stage at Bindlestiff Studio; San Francisco’s epicenter for Filipino American performing arts.