"Mesmerizing and dazzlingly originala breakout novel."Wally Lamb
After Henry's girlfriend Val leaves him and transfers to another school, his grief begins to manifest itself in bizarre and horrifying ways. Cause and effect, once so reliable, no longer appear to be related in any recognizable manner. Either he's hallucinating, or the strength of his heartbreak over Val has unhinged reality itself.
Henry decides to run away. He leaves his mother's home in the suburbs and marches toward the city and the woman who he thinks will save him. Once on the George Washington Bridge, however, a powerful hallucination knocks him out cold. When he awakens, he finds himself kidnapped by two strangersone old, one middle-agedwho claim to be future versions of Henry himself. Val is the love of your life, they tell him. We've lost her, but you don't have to.
|Publisher:||Little, Brown and Company|
|Product dimensions:||5.50(w) x 8.25(h) x 0.87(d)|
About the Author
Mark Andrew Ferguson is a book marketer, graphic designer, and writer. THE LOST BOYS SYMPHONY is his first novel. He lives in Connecticut with his wife and son.
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Another reviewer has described Mark Andrew Ferguson's Lost Boys Symphony as a combination of The Time Traveler's Wife, Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, and Memento. I think a better description would be a more confusing version of The Butterfly Effect. Ferguson has crafted an elegant solution to the conundrum of memory after time travel; Henry's 41- and 80-year-old versions retain their memories of previous lives at the same time they acquire new memories from newly-created timelines. Unfortunately, this approach actually makes the book harder to follow, as characters remember and talk about mutually incompatible events simultaneously. Add in sections focused on the lives of Henry's non-time-traveling friends Gabe and Val, and then introduce Gabe to the 41-year-old Henry while 19-year-old Henry is still around (albeit missing), and my brain starts to hurt. I received a free copy of Lost Boys Symphony through NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.