The Impossible Lives of Greta Wells

By Andrew Sean Greer

HarperCollins Publishers, 2013, 289 pages, $26.99


Andrew Sean Greer’s books have been praised by John Irving, John Updike, and major critics and have won numerous awards. The author of four novels and a book of stories, Greer earned his M.F.A. degree in creative writing at UM. In his new novel, Greta Wells decides on a radical psychiatric treatment for her crushing depression after the death of her twin brother and her breakup with her longtime lover. Every day during treatment, she wakes up as the same person but living one of three alternate lives set in three years: 1918, 1941, and 1985. Greer plays with time and love while the reader wonders which life will prevail.

Book Cover:The Impossible Lives of Greta Wells
comments powered by Disqus